Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Improving Health Disparities in Alcohol Health Services (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Notice Number:

Key Dates

Release Date:
November 02, 2020
Estimated Publication Date of Funding Opportunity Announcement:
January 15, 2021
First Estimated Application Due Date:
March 15, 2021
Earliest Estimated Award Date:
October 01, 2021
Earliest Estimated Start Date:
November 01, 2021
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Issued by

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)


The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism intends to renew an initiative by publishing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit applications for an R01 Clinical Trial Optional mechanism focusing on health disparities and health services. This FOA will include five areas of focus: access to treatment, making treatment more appealing, costs, dissemination and implementation, and health disparities. Applications are expected to emphasize health disparities in addition to the other four areas of emphasis.

This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive projects.

The FOA is expected to be published in Winter 2021 with an expected application due date in Spring 2021.

This FOA will utilize the R01 Clinical Trial Optional activity code. Details of the planned FOA are provided below.

Research Initiative Details

This Notice encourages investigators with expertise and insights into the area of health disparities in health services for Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) to begin to consider applying for this new FOA.

With this Funding Opportunity Announcement FOA, NIAAA seeks to fund four to seven grant applications with the goal of expanding our portfolio in health services research. This FOA will emphasize five main areas in health services research. These five areas include accessibility, increased treatment appeal, costs, dissemination and implementation, and health disparities. Applications should focus on health disparities and at least one other topic of focus (i.e., accessibility, treatment appeal, costs, dissemination and implementation. We are also particularly interested in applications using study designs extending beyond standard randomized clinical trials, e.g., effectiveness-implementation hybrid, Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trial (SMART), and multiphase optimization study (MOST). In all studies, at all levels of investigation, efforts will be made to include participants that reflect the diversity of the population at large.

Funding Information
Estimated Total Funding

$5 million will be committed to the proposed FOA in FY 2022

Expected Number of Awards


Estimated Award Ceiling

$500,000 in direct costs per year

Primary CFDA Numbers


Anticipated Eligible Organizations
Public/State Controlled Institution of Higher Education
Private Institution of Higher Education
Nonprofit with 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institution of Higher Education)
Small Business
State Government
For-Profit Organization (Other than Small Business)
Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Federally Recognized)
County governments
Independent school districts
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Indian/Native American Tribally Designated Organization (Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
U.S. Territory or Possession
Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Other than Federally Recognized)
Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entity (Foreign Organization)
Regional Organization
Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government

Applications are not being solicited at this time. 


Please direct all inquiries to:

Abraham P. Bautista, Ph.D.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Telephone: 301-443-9737

Scientific/Research Contact:

Laura E. Kwako, Ph.D.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Telephone: 301-451-8507

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