Notice Number: NOT-DA-20-033
Release Date: February 6, 2020
First Available Due Date: April 01, 2020
Expiration Date: May 01, 2020
All applications to this funding opportunity announcement should fall within the mission of the Institutes/Centers. The following NIH Offices may co-fund applications assigned to those Institutes/Centers.
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) announce the availability of Administrative Supplements to expand currently funded research that addresses substance use and/or mental health among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. The proposed supplements must focus on opioid use and social network characteristics and should augment or add assessments of other drug use, mental health, and suicide risk if they are not already sufficiently measured. The administrative supplements selected for funding will be paid with funds from the NIH Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) program.
A number of AI/AN communities have been significantly impacted by the opioid crisis, and AI/AN are also at the highest risk for suicide and other behavioral health disorders. Research supports the interrelatedness of these outcomes with substance misuse generally and potentially with opioid use disorder specifically.
Across a broad range of populations there is growing evidence that social networks can be a protective factor, as well as a vehicle for increased risk, for substance use, mental disorders and suicide. As such, social network research holds particular promise for both understanding processes of risk and resilience and for understanding how to implement social network interventions for both the opioid crisis and behavioral health disorders, including suicide. Social network factors may be particularly salient for AI/AN communities that have experienced high opioid use rates and ongoing, multiple suicide attempts and deaths annually as well as high rates of other trauma and substance misuse. Despite this, little research with AI/AN communities has incorporated social network factors.
This administrative supplement program focuses on opioid use and behavioral health outcomes and facilitates the inclusion of social network characteristics as potential mechanisms into existing AI/AN studies that address substance use and/or mental health, where opioid use, suicide risk, and social networks assessments are already included or can be added, in order to more fully understand the role of social networks and their potential for use in interventions.
Examples of potential research areas include, but are not are not limited to:
Each project funded under this supplement program must be able to address social network characteristics, opioid use and both drug and behavioral health outcomes (including risk for suicide) using data either from the supplement or from the supplement in combination with data from the parent grant.
As administrative supplements, the work proposed must be within the scope of the research that is already supported. Progress on the parent award must also be satisfactory.
As projects submitted through this initiative will be subject to NIH HEAL data sharing requirements, PIs are encouraged to develop a full understanding of the tribal and community requirements and needs with regard to data sharing and data ownership and provide a strong justification for the stated approach to data sharing and ownership.
The HEAL data sharing policy can be found here: https://www.nih.gov/research-training/medical-research-initiatives/heal-initiative/research/heal-public-access-data-sharing-policy.
Application and Submission Information
Submit applications for this initiative using the following funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) or any reissues of this announcement through the expiration date of this notice. Applications are due no later than 5/1/2020 by 5pm local time. No late applications will be accepted.
All instructions in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide and the funding opportunity announcement used for submission must be followed, with the following additions.
For funding consideration, applicants must include “NOT-DA-20-033” (without quotation marks) in the Agency Routing Identifier field (box 4B) of the SF424 R&R form. Applications without this information in box 4B will not be considered for this initiative.
As part of the application, investigators should submit an abstract of the proposed research. Place the abstract in the Project Summary/Abstract section of the SF424 (R&R) form.
Kathy Etz, Ph.D.
National Institute on Drug Abuse, Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research
Dawn Morales, Ph.D.
National Institute of Mental Health, Office of Rural Health Research