Funding Opportunities from the Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Health and Human Services – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – ERA – Grants to Support New Investigators in Conducting Research Related to Preventing Interpersonal Violence Impacting Children and Youth
Proposal Due Date: January 5, 2022
Expected Number of Awards: 7
Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,100,000
Award Ceiling: $150,000
Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-CE-22-002
Purpose: The purpose of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) is to provide support for an intensive, supervised (mentored) career development experience in violence prevention research leading to research independence. NCIPC supports K01 grants to help ensure the availability of an adequate number of trained scientists to address critical public health research questions to prevent violence and injury.
Applicants must propose a research project that addresses at least one of the research priorities in the interpersonal violence prevention section of the NCIPC Research Priorities (www.cdc.gov/injury/researchpriorities/index.html) as they relate to violence impacting children or youth (from birth through age 17). These research priorities include:
Cross-cutting violence prevention
Child abuse and neglect
Intimate partner violence (teen dating violence)
Department of Health and Human Services – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – ERA – Grants to Support New Investigators in Conducting Research Related to Understanding Polydrug Use Risk and Protective Factors
Proposal Due Date: January 7, 2022
Expected Number of Awards: 3
Estimated Total Program Funding: $900,000
Award Ceiling: $150,000
Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-CE-22-001
Purpose: The purpose of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) is to provide support for an intensive, supervised (mentored) career development experience in substance use and/or overdose prevention research leading to research independence. NCIPC supports K01 grants to help ensure the availability of an adequate number of trained scientists to address critical public health research questions to prevent polydrug use and overdose.
Applicants must propose a research project that aims to better understand and identify risk and protective factors related to polydrug initiation, use, and escalation (including, but not limited to, co-use of opioids, stimulants, and/or cannabis) and potential moderators of the associations, and the relationship between polydrug use and overdose, particularly among populations experiencing disproportionate burden of illicit substance use and overdose (including but not limited to people with disabilities, non-English speaking populations, tribal populations, rural communities and other geographically underserved areas, racial/ethnic minorities, sexual and gender minorities, and people with limited health literacy) and/or who have experienced:
Adverse childhood experiences;
Chronic pain and/or pain for which they received treatment with prescription opioid analgesics; and/or
Suicidal ideation or suicide attempts.
Department of Health and Human Services – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – ERA – Implementation Research on Telehealth Strategies to Support Retention in Care and Treatment among Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Patients and Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Clients
Proposal Due Date: January 18, 2022
Expected Number of Awards: 2
Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,600,000
Award Ceiling: $450,000
Award Floor: $400,000
Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-PS-22-002
Purpose: The purpose of this notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) is to solicit research applications to evaluate the effectiveness of telemedicine to improve adherence to HIV prevention and treatment medication while also exploring the “implementability” of its practice into routine care. Specifically, this NOFO will, via a hybrid effectiveness-implementation research design: 1) evaluate the effectiveness of telemedicine and supportive strategies to allow for retention in care and maintenance of antiretroviral therapy (ART) medication adherence among clinically stable people with HIV (PWH) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication adherence among those at risk for HIV infection, especially among racial/ethnic minorities, men who have sex with men (MSM), and transgender women and 2) identify potential implementation challenges by evaluating the delivery of these strategies. Projects should evaluate the cost-effectiveness of providing differentiated service delivery (DSD) options that include telemedicine to patients on ART or on PrEP. DSD is a recommended approach to service delivery that simplifies and/or adapts HIV prevention and treatment services to more effectively and efficiently serve the needs of people living with, and at risk of acquiring, HIV while reducing unnecessary burdens on the healthcare system. The goals of the research are: 1) to evaluate three recommended strategies for DSD for clinically stable patients (a. telehealth appointments for PrEP and ART with multi-month prescription refills; b. biospecimen sample self-collection for routine screenings; and c. supplemental support delivered by specialized staff such as community health workers or patient navigators); 2) to determine which strategy or combination of strategies is associated with retention in care, medication adherence, viral suppression and prevention of HIV infection, and costs to implement each approach; 3) to evaluate the cost effectiveness of implementing these strategies in comparison to the standard, in-person clinical visit model of care; and 4) to identify potential challenges to implementation and determine the acceptability, feasibility and sustainability of implementing these strategies into routine practice. Ultimately, this NOFO aims to support research to identify, via cost analysis, process and outcome evaluation and patient and provider feedback, which elements of implementation provide the most impact for the least cost to patients, providers, and clinics.
Department of Health and Human Services – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – ERA – Epidemiology of Lupus: Longitudinal Studies in Population-Based Cohorts
Proposal Due Date: January 19, 2022
Expected Number of Awards: 6
Estimated Total Program Funding: $26,400,000
Award Ceiling: $900,000
Award Floor: $870,000
Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-DP-22-002
Purpose: The primary purpose of this opportunity is to fund applicants with existing access to adult lupus patient populations and can extend current knowledge over 12-17 years from baseline. A second component of this funding opportunity will focus on the pediatric lupus – to advance existing knowledge of lupus in pediatric populations using an existing cohort of lupus patients. Because lupus is a rare condition, it is efficient to obtain new information from existing relevant cohorts with lupus. The research objectives among both adult and pediatric populations are to:
Examine the treatment (e.g., medications including opioid; type; appropriateness; etc.) of people with lupus.
Determine health care access and gaps that people with lupus experience in addressing their varied health problems (e.g., general health problems as well as those for specific lupus outcomes, such as nephritis; transitions to adulthood).
Determine longer term natural history (severity, chronic pain, progression, morbidity, mortality, disability and quality of life, work/ school/activity interference, etc.) of people with lupus, including assessing potential genetic factors.
Examine other factors related to disparities in lupus outcomes (e.g., age, sex, and race/ethnic group).
Examine lupus comorbidities.
Department of Health and Human Services – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – ERA – Research Grants to Prevent Firearm-Related Violence and Injuries (R01)
Proposal Due Date: February 4, 2022
Expected Number of Awards: 25
Estimated Total Program Funding: $33,000,000
Award Ceiling: $650,000
Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-CE-22-004
Purpose: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC, Injury Center) is soliciting investigator-initiated research to understand and prevent firearm-related injuries, deaths, and crime. For the purposes of this announcement, firearm-related injuries, deaths, and crime include mass shooting incidents, other firearm homicides/assaults, firearm suicides/self-harm, unintentional firearm deaths and injuries, and firearm-related crime. The intent of this announcement is to support research to help inform the development of innovative and promising opportunities to enhance safety and prevent firearm- related injuries, deaths, and crime, and to rigorously evaluate the effectiveness of innovative and promising strategies to keep individuals, families, schools, and communities safe from firearm-related injuries, deaths, and crime.
Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources and Services Administration – Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) Program
Proposal Due Date: February 1, 2022
Expected Number of Awards: 7
Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,245,594
Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-22-072
Purpose: This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) Program. The purpose of the LEAH Program is to improve the quality of care and equitable access to appropriate health services for adolescents and young adults (AYA) by preparing leaders in AYA health through interdisciplinary training at the graduate and post-graduate levels. This is accomplished through five (5) overarching objectives to:
(1) Prepare diverse AYA health professionals, through didactic, experiential, and research-based interdisciplinary education and training in core health disciplines of medicine, nursing, nutrition, psychology, and social work.
(2) Expand diversity, equity, and inclusion related to race, ethnicity, geography, and special populations within all training program components, including but not limited to trainee/faculty recruitment, staffing plan, curricula, clinical and experiential activities, and research foci to address health disparities2 and increase health equity for AYA.
(3) Develop curricula, training activities, and investigative research to produce evidence-based products and practices in primary care, AYA specialty service, and public health.
(4) Improve access to behavioral, emotional, mental, developmental, and psychosocial health services, well-being, and support for AYA.
(5) Develop, expand, and disseminate population-based strategies and effective practices through collaboration and coordination of telehealth, tele-education/distance learning, technical assistance (TA), and continuing education (CE).
Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources and Services Administration – Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Prevention
Proposal Due Date: February 3, 2022
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Estimated Total Program Funding: $500,000
Award Ceiling: $500,000
Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-22-082
Purpose: This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) Prevention Program. The purpose of the SUID Prevention Program is to reduce overall rates of SUID and reduce racial and ethnic disparities in SUID by supporting pediatric health care practitioners to provide evidence-based counseling and education to infant caregivers and families; to guide system improvements; and to identify and support policy changes that address state- and community- specific SUID risks.
For more details, see Program Expectations.
The goals of the SUID Prevention Program are to:
In order to achieve the goals, the recipient should meet the following objectives:
o Assessing for SUID risk and protective factors;
o Identifying specific challenges faced by infant caregivers/families;
o Providing counseling and education to infant caregivers/families that is evidence-based, culturally responsive, comprehensive, and that emphasizes SUID risks that are specific to their state/community;
o Identifying gaps and barriers in health and social service systems and local policies that propagate racial/ethnic disparities in SUID; and
o Partnering to implement community-specific SUID prevention strategies.
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