Notice of Information for Pre-Application Webinar for PAR-22-233 "Time-Sensitive Opportunities for Health Research Announcement"
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Release Date:

September 28, 2022

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PAR-22-233 - Time-Sensitive Opportunities for Health Research (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Issued by

Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)


This FOA establishes an accelerated review/award process to support research to understand health outcomes related to an unexpected and/or time-sensitive event (e.g., emergent environmental threat; pandemic; change in local, state, or national policy; natural disaster). Applications in response to this FOA must demonstrate that the research proposed is time-sensitive and must be initiated with minimum delay due to a limited window of opportunity to collect baseline data, answer key research questions, and/or prospectively evaluate a new policy or program. This FOA is intended to support opportunities in which empirical study could only be available through expedited review and funding, necessitating a substantially shorter process than the typical NIH grant review/award cycle. The time from submission to award is expected to occur within 4-5 months. However, administrative requirements and other unforeseen circumstances may delay issuance dates beyond that timeline.

The webinar will be held on October 6, 2022 at 3:00 PM EST and will provide an overview of the FOA (PAR-22-233) and also an opportunity to address participant questions. NIH staff will discuss the purpose and scope of this funding opportunity, go over the scientific review process, and review criteria and other logistical information.Participants should submit their questions in advance of the webinar to Dr.Sarika Parasuraman ( by COB on Tuesday, October 4th. An effort will be made to include all questions in the live discussion, but it is possible that not all will be addressed due to time constraints.Participation in the webinar is recommended but not required in order to apply to this funding announcement.


This webinar will include live captioning and will also be recorded and posted with captions on the OBSSR website.

Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Erica Moore at or 301-594-4392, and/or the Federal Relay at 1-800-877-8339.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Sarika Parasuraman, PhD, MPH
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)
Telephone: 301-594-1205