RFA-AG-18-004 - Resource Centers for Minority Aging (RCMAR) Coordinating Center (U24 Clinical Trial Optional)
RFA-AG-18-002 - Alzheimer's-related Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (AD-RCMAR) (P30)
RFA-AG-18-003 - Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) (P30)
NOT-AG-22-023 - Notice of Intent to Publish Funding Opportunity Announcements for Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMARs) and AD/ADRD RCMARs (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
This Notice informs the research community that the National Institute on Aging (NIA) intends to publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the development and maintenance of a coordinating center (CC) for the Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) program through a cooperative agreement with NIA.
The two-fold goal of the RCMAR program is: 1) to diversify the research workforce in priority areas of social, behavioral, psychological, and economic research on aging by mentoring promising scientists from diverse backgrounds, including, but not limited to, individuals from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research, individuals with disabilities, and women (see, Notice of NIH's Interest in Diversity, NOT-OD-20-031) ; and 2) to develop a research and mentoring infrastructure to foster rigorous behavioral and social science research on aging or Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias (AD/ADRD) in high-priority research areas, that can advance aging- or AD/ADRD-relevant scientific discoveries, lead to the elimination of health disparities and health inequities, and improve the health and well-being of older adults who are members of NIA’s Priority Populations, as specified in the NIA Health Disparities Research Framework.
Applicants are expected to be familiar with the structure, functioning, and activities of the RCMAR program, and to familiarize themselves with the companion FOAs, but need not be a part of an active RCMAR Center. To learn more about the RCMAR program, please visit NIA’s RCMAR webpage.
This FOA and the companion FOAs for the RCMAR and AD/ADRD RCMAR Centers (see NOT-AG-22-023) are expected to be published in Summer 2022 with an application due date in Fall 2022.
This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive projects.
This FOA will utilize the Resource-Related Research Projects – Cooperative Agreements (U24) activity code.
Details of the planned FOA are provided below.
The primary responsibilities of the RCMAR CC will be to:
The CC will also develop and implement strategies to enhance the visibility of the RCMAR program and behavioral and social research on aging and AD/ADRD as a whole, and to communicate the importance and value of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) in the aging and AD/ADRD research enterprise.
The RCMAR CC will be expected to have:
For the Coordinating Center FOA, NIA intends to commit approximately $800,000 in total costs in fiscal year 2023.
NIA intends to fund 1 Coordinating Center.
The budget should be consistent with the work proposed, but it must not exceed $800,000 in total costs per year.
Applications are not being solicited at this time.
Please direct all inquiries to:
Melissa S. Gerald, Ph.D.
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR)