Notice of NINR's Participation in PAR-17-496 "Funding Opportunity Announcement for Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health (R01)"

Notice Number: NOT-NR-17-026

Key Dates
Release Date:   October 2, 2017

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Issued by
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)


The purpose of this Notice is to inform potential applicants that the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) is participating in PAR-17-496 Funding Opportunity Announcement for Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health (R01)

The following sections of the FOA have been modified:

Part 1. Overview Information


Components of Participating Organizations

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number(s) 

93.393,  93.273,  93.113, 93.242, 93.307; 93.279, 93.361

Part 2. Section I. Funding Opportunity Description

Specific Research Objectives and Scope

The following information has been added:
Each institute has specific areas of research interest.

National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
The National Institute on Nursing Research (NINR) is interested in research across the lifespan targeting wellness, management of illness related symptoms, enhancement of palliative and end-of-life care interventions, with an emphasis on individuals, families, communities, underserved, hard-to-reach, and vulnerable populations. Additional information on NINR’s research interests can be found at

Specific topics of interest to the NINR include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop innovative behavioral interventions that promote health and prevent illness across the lifespan in diverse and underserved populations, (e.g., families with special needs, parents, or caregivers of persons with chronic illness, serious advanced illness, or developmental disabilities);
  • Elucidate mechanisms underlying health disparities and design interventions to eliminate them with particular attention to geographic and environmental issues, minority status, and persons whose chronic or temporary disabilities limit their access to care;
  • Assess behavioral, biological, and genomic mechanisms (e.g., neurohumoral markers for differential responses to behavioral interventions);
  • Improve quality of life by promoting personalized health strategies (e.g., promoting healthy lifestyles, prevention of obesity; prevention of HIV/AIDS transmission);
  • Improve understanding of the complex issues and choices underlying palliative and end-of-life care (e.g., alleviating the burdens of caregiving; understanding the sociocultural and spiritual needs of seriously ill individuals and their families and communities; enhancing culturally sensitive communication regarding advanced care planning) in underserved populations.

Part 2. Section VII. Agency Contacts

The following contacts have been added:

Scientific/Research Contact(s)

Mary Roary, Ph.D.
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
Telephone: 301-594-2154

Financial/Grants Management Contact(s)

Randi Freundlich
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
Telephone: 301-594-5974

All other aspects of this FOA remain unchanged.


Please direct all inquiries to:

May Roary, PhD
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
Telephone: 301-594-2154