August 5, 2020
NOT-OD-20-048 - Notice of Special Interest: Research on the Health of Women of Understudied, Underrepresented and Underreported (U3) Populations (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)
Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH)
The purpose of this notice is to inform potential applicants that the Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) has made some changes, effective immediately, in NOT-OD-20-048, “Notice of Special Interest: Research on the Health of Women of Understudied, Underrepresented and Underreported (U3) Populations (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)”.
The following text has been added to reflect changes in the NOSI (NOT-OD-20-048).
The Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) announces the availability of administrative supplements to support research highlighting health disparities among women in the US who are underrepresented, understudied, and underreported (U3) in biomedical research. The proposed research must address at least one objective from the strategic goals 1, 2, or 3 of the 2019-2023 Trans-NIH Strategic Plan for Women's Health Research "Advancing Science for the Health of Women."
ORWH is encouraging application submissions and is seeking to support studies on the SARS-CoV-2 virus or COVID-19 disease in alignment with efforts across NIH to develop and implement effective therapeutics and vaccines and to accelerate research on technologies to validate and improve programs that will overcome barriers and increase uptake of effective therapeutics and vaccines at the point of care. Within the focus of this funding opportunity announcement, research topics of interest could include investigating the risk factors associated with COVID-19 disease prevalence among NIH-designated health disparity populations, women living in underserved rural or urban settings, pregnant and lactating women, women frontline healthcare workers, women with low socioeconomic status, and women experiencing homelessness or having justice system involvement.
Topics addressing intersectional and community-based research for older underserved women, residents of skilled nursing or long-term care facilities, and women providing care in the home to aging, disabled populations, or children (i.e., maternal caregiving) are areas of interest.
Research involving qualitative and quantitative techniques to assess social and behavioral processes that affect SARS-CoV-2 infection vulnerability and disease severity in underrepresented, understudied, and underreported (U3) populations are also areas of interest.
Proposals are encouraged to incorporate a variety of media, such as graphic medicine or other arts-based approaches to engage with underrepresented, understudied, and underreported (U3) populations to achieve the goals of the applications.
Only PDs/PIs of an active P01, P20, P30, P50, P60, P2C, S06, U10, U19, U2C, U54, UC2, UM2, R01, R15, R21, R24, R25, R33, R34, R35, RC4, S11, U01, UM1, UP5 award from NIH are eligible to apply.
The following activity codes were added: DP1, DP2, DP4, DP5, K08, K23, K76, P40, P41, P51, PM1, R03, R37, R41, R41/R42, R42, R43, R43/R44, R44, RM1, U10, U19, U42, U44, U54, U56, UG1, UG3/UH3, UH2, UH2/UH3.
The PDs/PIs are required to apply electronically.
Application and Submission Information
Application Due Date(s) – January 21, 2021, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
The NOSI (NOT-OD-20-048) will expire on January 22, 2021.
All other aspects of NOT-OD-20-048 remain unchanged.
Rajasri Roy, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH)