Notice of NINR’s Participation in PA-13-355 "Advancing the Science of Geriatric Palliative Care (R21)"

Notice Number: NOT-NR-14-002

Key Dates
Release Date: October 24, 2013

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Issued by
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)


The purpose of this Notice is to inform potential applicants of the National Institute of Nursing Research’s participation, effective immediately, in Funding Opportunity Announcement PA-13-355 entitled Advancing the Science of Geriatric Palliative Care (R21) . All applications submitted to NINR for this FOA must align to NINR’s mission, research priorities and strategic plan, .

The following sections have been updated to reflect the participation of NINR in this FOA.

Part 1. Overview Information

Components of Participating Organizations
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number(s)
93.866, 93.361

Part 2. Section I. Funding Opportunity Description


For this FOA, NINR is particularly interested in:

  • Palliative care interventions and care models that examine and address the impact of older age on outcomes and adherence
  • Interventions that introduce care early (closer to the point of diagnosis) for older patients or their caregivers
  • Interventions that address transitions across the palliative care continuum, and take into account unique needs related to end of life issues (e.g., advance care planning and communication relating to advance care planning)
  • Testing the acceptability and effectiveness of palliative care strategies across gender or ethno-cultural perspectives among those who are old, old-old, and oldest-old

Interdisciplinary collaborations that include nurse scientists in the project team are strongly encouraged. Additionally, applicants should consider engaging the resources and expertise of nearby or otherwise available Clinical and Translational Science Award grant sites (CTSAs) and/or federally funded research centers where possible.

Section VII. Agency Contacts

Scientific/Research Contact(s)
Donna Jo McCloskey, RN, PhD
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
Telephone: 301-594-5971

Financial/Grants Management Contact(s)
Lawrence Haller
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
Telephone: 301-402-1878


Linda S. Weglicki, PhD, RN
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
Telephone: 301-594-6908