Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for NINR Exploratory Centers (P20)

Notice Number: NOT-NR-17-018

Key Dates
Release Date:   May 22, 2017

Estimated Publication Date of Announcement:  August 2017
First Estimated Application Due Date:  November 2017
Earliest Estimated Award Date:  July 2018
Earliest Estimated Start Date:  July 2018    

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National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)


The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) intends to publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit applications for support of P20 Exploratory Centers. The P20 Exploratory Centers seek to plan and build new research infrastructures and centralized resources in support of nursing science. This FOA will focus on studies relevant to multiple chronic conditions in adult populations.   

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

The FOA is expected to be published in Summer 2017 with an expected application due date in Fall 2017.

This FOA will utilize the P20 activity code. Details of the planned FOA are provided below.

Research Initiative Details

This Notice encourages senior Nurse Scientists (e.g., PhD or DNSc) who are faculty in a College/School of Nursing and have expertise in biobehavioral science to begin to consider applying for this new FOA focused on multiple chronic conditions in adult populations.

The P20 Exploratory Centers will: 1) support the development of sustainable interdisciplinary, biobehavioral research capacity for conducting nursing science, 2) establish of centralized research resources and infrastructures, and 3) conduct pilot studies that will develop into new programs of research by independent investigators.

All activities pursued by the P20 Exploratory Centers are designed to enhance the efficiency, productivity, effectiveness and dissemination of nursing science. One way to improve the impact of nursing science is to provide investigators with a common set of tools and resources to facilitate sharing, comparing and integration of data. Thus, this FOA is specifically designed with the intent to support the next phase of the NINR Common Data Element (CDE) data harmonization effort ( ). Among the areas of research encouraged in this initiative are studies that will incorporate the use of specific NINR CDEs collected from human subject research in adults with multiple chronic conditions.




Please direct all inquiries to:

Lynn S. Adams, PhD
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
Telephone: 302-594-8911