Office of The Director, National Institutes of Health (OD)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
The Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program Office intends to publish a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) inviting applications to renew current ECHO Cohort Study Sites to extend and expand the capacity of the ECHO Cohort to further investigate the roles of a broad range of early exposures from society to biology, including the preconception period, on ECHO’s five key child health outcome areas—pre-, peri- and postnatal, upper and lower airways, obesity, neurodevelopment, and positive health—among diverse populations.
The objectives of the intended Pediatric Cohort Study Sites will be to
The FOA will not support site-specific analyses and science.
This Notice is intended to allow existing ECHO UH3 Pediatric Cohort awardees or subrecipients during the current phase of the ECHO Cohort consortium (2016-2022) additional time to begin making arrangements to develop responsive applications.
The NIH ECHO Program Office expects to publish the FOA in August 2022.
This FOA will utilize the UG3/UH3 activity code. Details of the planned FOA are provided below.
Additional Project Details
The NIH ECHO Program Office anticipates the FOA will encourage each applicant to submit only one Cohort Study Site application. The Program Office will define an ECHO Cohort Study Site as an institution at which participant recruitment and follow up takes place at one or multiple locations, e.g., the Cohort Study Site could be a medical system with recruitment taking place at its clinics. Applicants including more than one Cohort Study Site in their application will need to justify the multi-site structure.
The expected FOA will run in parallel with companion FOAs that solicit applications for
Up to 50 awards in fiscal year 2023
Applications are not being solicited at this time.
Please direct all inquiries to:
S. Sonia Arteaga, PHD
Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program, Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health