Notice of Pre-Application Webinar for Phase II of the RADxSM-UP Initiative
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Key Dates

Release Date:

April 22, 2021

Related Announcements

NOT-OD-21-103 – Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Emergency Competitive Revisions for NIH Grants to Add or Expand Community-engaged COVID-19 Testing Interventions among Underserved and Vulnerable Populations – RADxSM-UP Phase II (Emergency Supplement - Clinical Trial Optional)

RFA-OD-21-008 – Emergency Awards: Community-engaged COVID-19 Testing Interventions among Underserved and Vulnerable Populations – RADxSM-UP Phase II (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)

RFA-OD-21-009 - Emergency Award: RADxSM-UP -Social, Ethical, and Behavioral Implications (SEBI) Research on Disparities in COVID-19 Testing among Underserved and Vulnerable Populations (U01, Clinical Trial Optional)

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Office of The Director, National Institutes of Health (OD)


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is encouraging research on the implementation of COVID-19 diagnostic testing in underserved and vulnerable communities through the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics for Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) initiative. In Phase I of the program, NIH funded 69 interlinked community-engaged project(s) focused on implementation strategies to enable and enhance testing of underserved and vulnerable populations (e.g., racial/ethnic minority groups, people living in nursing homes, those experiencing homelessness, pregnant women, and people with medical comorbidities) across the United States. NIH also funded a coordination and data collection center to provide overall coordination and management of the consortium. Projects to be supported through the funding opportunities referenced below in Phase II of the program will further develop and expand Phase I efforts as the landscape for COVID-19 testing evolves in the current environment of SARs-CoV-2 variants and vaccine availability.

NIH will hold one pre-application webinar covering three Phase II RADx-UP funding opportunities:NOT-OD-21-103,RFA-OD-21-008,RFA-OD-21-009.

- Wednesday, April 28, 2021, from 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT

This webinar will include an overview of the RADx-UP initiative, followed by presentations covering each funding opportunity (NOT-OD-21-103,RFA-OD-21-008,RFA-OD-21-009). The webinar will conclude with a final, open question and answer session.

Questions can also be pre-submitted atRADxInfo@nih.govby:

- 11:59 pm local time on Monday, April 26, 2021.

Register for the webinar here.


Please direct all inquiries to:

For inquiries about the specific research opportunities, please see the scientific contacts listed in each FOA/Notice.

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