Notice of Intent to Publish a Notice of Funding Opportunity for Feasibility Clinical Trials of Mind and Body Interventions for NCCIH High Priority Research Topics (R34 Clinical Trial Required)
Notice Number:

Key Dates

Release Date:
September 28, 2023
Estimated Publication Date of Notice of Funding Opportunity :
December 04, 2023
First Estimated Application Due Date:
February 05, 2024
Earliest Estimated Award Date:
October 01, 2024
Earliest Estimated Start Date:
December 02, 2024
Related Announcements
  •  June 14, 2021 - Feasibility Clinical Trials of Mind and Body Interventions for NCCIH High Priority Research Topics (R34 Clinical Trial Required). See NOFO PAR-21-240.
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National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)


The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) intends to publish a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to solicit applications for Feasibility Clinical Trials of Mind and Body Interventions for NCCIH High Priority Research Topics (R34 Clinical Trial Required). 

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

The NOFO is expected to be published in December 2023 with an expected application due date in Winter 2024. 

This NOFO will utilize the R34 activity code. Details of the planned NOFO are provided below. 

Research Initiative Details

The goal of this funding opportunity is to support feasibility trials of complementary and integrative health approaches with physical and/or psychological therapeutic inputs (often called mind and body interventions) for conditions that have been identified by NCCIH as high priority research topics. This funding opportunity is intended to support feasibility clinical trials that provide new information that are scientifically necessary for the planning and conduct of a subsequent clinical efficacy or effectiveness study, pragmatic trial, or dissemination and implementation trial within NCCIH’s mission. The NCCIH expects that applications to this NOFO will describe the planned future clinical trial and in so doing demonstrate that the proposed (R34) research is scientifically necessary to design or plan the subsequent competitive full-scale clinical trial. Under this R34, the data collected should be used to fill gaps in scientific knowledge necessary to develop a competitive full-scale clinical trial, including, but not limited to the following: examining feasibility and acceptability of interventions lacking published data; tailoring or adapting the content or structure of an intervention to a specific population, modality, or setting; refining the intervention to determine the most appropriate frequency or duration; determining feasibility of recruitment, retention, and data collection procedures; refining and assessing the feasibility of protocolized multi-component interventions; or examining acceptability and adherence of control conditions. The subsequent full-scale clinical trial should have the potential to make a significant impact on public health. 

Funding Information

Estimated Total Funding


Expected Number of Awards

Contingent upon appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications

Estimated Award Ceiling

This R34 is limited to direct costs requests of up to $450,000 over the entire project period. Although variations from year to year are permissible, in no case may any year be more than $225,000 in direct costs. 

Primary Assistance Listing Number(s)


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
For-Profit Organization (Other than Small Business)
State Government
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)
Regional Organization
Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government

Applications are not being solicited at this time. 


Please direct all inquiries to:

Jennifer N. Baumgartner, Ph.D.
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Phone: 301-402-4084