Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Interdisciplinary Complementary and Integrative Health Clinical Research Training Award (T90/R90)

Notice Number: NOT-AT-12-004

Key Dates

Release Date:  July 17, 2012
Estimated Publication Date of Announcement:  October, 2012
First Estimated Application Due Date:  January, 2013
Earliest Estimated Award Date:  December, 2013
Earliest Estimated Start Date: January, 2014

Issued by

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH formerly NCCAM)


The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) intends to publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for clinical research training in complementary and integrative health. This initiative will support NCCAM's research capacity building goals by furthering development of a research workforce with the combination of scientific skills and clinical research experience needed for competitive, collaborative integrative health research.

This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and submit research projects well aligned with the NCCAM Strategic Plan (

The FOA is expected to be published in the fall of 2012 with an anticipated receipt date in the spring of 2013.

This FOA will utilize the T90/R90 activity code. Details of the planned Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) are provided below.

Research Initiative Details

This Notice encourages partnerships between institutions with demonstrated expertise in training complementary medicine practitioners and institutions with demonstrated expertise and capacity in conducting clinical and translational research.

With this new FOA, NCCAM is developing a clinical research training program aimed at improving the capacity of the integrative health field to carry out rigorous research. The program will fund coherent and unified partnerships between institutions with research intensive environments (e.g., T32 and CTSA institutions) and institutions with curriculums focused on clinical training of practitioners in complementary modalities and disciplines that also have faculty with a substantial interest in rigorous clinical research. The partnership must be committed to create a comprehensive interdisciplinary complementary and integrative health clinical research training program that builds on the existing strengths, expertise and infrastructure of both institutions. The program will support mentored research-training and hands on experiences in clinical research as well as trainee-focused developmental efforts including didactic activities in clinical research methodology, integrative health, and trainee-initiated pilot clinical research projects within NCCAM's research priority areas ( The funded institutional programs are expected to generate a cadre of research clinicians who are able to participate fully in multi-disciplinary teams engaged in complementary and integrative health research.



Please direct all inquiries to:

Alberto L. Rivera-Rentas, Ph.D.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
6707 Democracy Boulevard II, Suite 401
Bethesda, MD 20892
Telephone: (301) 443-8372
Fax: (301) 480-1587