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Conducting Rural Health Research, Needs Assessment, and Program Evaluation – Funding & Opportunities

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Enhancing Social Connectedness and Ameliorating Loneliness to Prevent and Treat SUD and Support Recovery (R21 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Funding for exploratory/developmental research to better understand the role of social connectedness and/or loneliness in prevention, treatment, and recovery from substance use disorders. One of the research topics of interest include the dynamics of social connectedness/loneliness between rural versus urban communities and across different racial and ethnic groups.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Aug 15, 2022
Sponsors: National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Leading Edge Acceleration Projects in Health Information Technology
Funding to address emerging challenges that inhibit the development, use, and/or advancement of health information technology. Projects should address one of two areas: (1) health equity and social determinants of health through innovative, open-source technology tools and electronic health records; and (2) the use of equity-enhancing patient-generated health data for clinical care and research. Populations of focus include indigenous persons, Pacific Islanders, and people who live in rural areas, among others.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jun 30, 2022
Application Deadline: Aug 15, 2022
Sponsors: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Intervening with Cancer Caregivers to Improve Patient Health Outcomes and Optimize Health Care Utilization (R01 and R21)
Funding for intervention research designed to support caregivers of adult cancer patients, with the goals of optimized patient healthcare utilization, improved caregiver well-being, and improved patient physical health and psychosocial outcomes. Special consideration is given to studies targeting medically underserved and underrepresented populations, including patients-caregivers in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Sep 7, 2022
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Palliative Care in Home and Community Settings Research (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants to support research aimed at determining needs and best practices for the integration of palliative care into home and community settings. Applications should consider approaches that may be implemented in rural/remote areas, as well as urban areas, and that are sensitive to ethnicities and cultures.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Sep 7, 2022
Sponsors: National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Research to Improve Native American Health (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants to support health promotion, disease prevention, treatment, or treatment services research to improve health in Native American populations. For the purposes of this program, Native Americans include Alaska Natives, American Indians (whose ancestral lands fall at least partially within the U.S. mainland border), and Native Hawaiians.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Sep 7, 2022
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. National Library of Medicine
Getting To Zero: Understanding HIV Viral Suppression and Transmission in the United States (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants for projects designed to improve understanding of viral suppression and HIV transmission in the U.S. using population-level epidemiology, tools from data science approaches, and implementation science research.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Sep 8, 2022
Sponsors: National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Clinical and Translational Science Award (UM1 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding for Clinical and Translational Program Hubs that are expected to develop, demonstrate, and then disseminate solutions to barriers that limit the efficiency and effectiveness of clinical and translational science research. A major interest of the program is improving rural health outcomes and eliminating health disparities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Aug 16, 2022
Application Deadline: Sep 16, 2022
Sponsors: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
RADx-UP CDCC Rapid Research Pilot Program
Grants to evaluate the feasibility of implementing emerging COVID-19 testing technologies in rural and other underserved communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Aug 26, 2022
Application Deadline: Sep 16, 2022
Sponsors: Duke Clinical Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, UNC Center for Health Equity Research
Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award: Capacity Building
Funds projects that encourage the integration of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other stakeholders as members of the patient-centered outcomes research/clinical effectiveness research process.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Sep 29, 2022
Application Deadline: Jan 11, 2023
Sponsor: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award: Capacity Building for Small Organizations
Funding and technical assistance to help small public and private organizations build the knowledge and skills necessary to engage as partners in patient-centered outcomes research/clinical effectiveness research process.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Sep 29, 2022
Application Deadline: Jan 24, 2023
Sponsor: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Last Updated: 8/4/2022