Notice of Pre-application Webinar for Phase III of the RADx-UPĀ® Initiative
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Key Dates

Release Date:

March 2, 2022

Related Announcements

RFA-OD-22-005 - Emergency Awards: RADx®-UP - Social, Ethical, and Behavioral Implications (SEBI) Research on Disparities in COVID-19 Testing among Underserved and Vulnerable Populations (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)

RFA-OD-22-006 - Emergency Award: RADx-UP Community-Engaged Research on Rapid SARS-CoV-2 Testing among Underserved and Vulnerable Populations (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Issued by

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

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)


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-Underserved Populations (RADx-UP®) initiative. Projects to be supported through the funding opportunities referenced below in Phase III of the program will focus on community-engaged research to understand COVID-19 disparities and implement testing interventions to increase access and uptake of diagnostic methods.

NIH will hold one pre-application webinar covering two RADx-UP® funding opportunities:

  • RFA-OD-22-005: This funding opportunity will seek research to understand the social, ethical, and behavioral implications (SEBI) of COVID-19 testing in underserved and COVID-19 vulnerable populations.
  • RFA-OD-22-006: This funding opportunity will seek community-engaged and partnership-driven research to implement and evaluate SARS-CoV-2 rapid testing (e.g., antigen testing) among underserved and vulnerable populations. Successful applicants will propose research to advance the science of COVID-19 testing as a primary mitigation effort.

The pre-application webinar, to be held on Tuesday, March 15th, from 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT, will include an overview of the RADx-UP® initiative, followed by presentations on each funding opportunity (RFA-OD-22-005, RFA-OD-22-006). The webinar will conclude with a final, open question and answer session.

Questions can also be pre-submitted at by 11:59 pm local time on Friday, March 11, 2022, for the March 15, 2022, webinar.

Registration for the webinar is required. Register and learn more here. Registration information can also be found on the NIH RADx events page.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Elizabeth Walsh, PhD

NIH Office of the Director


Please contact your program officer or the scientific contacts listed on the funding opportunities if you would like additional information.