Notice Number: NOT-PM-17-001
Release Date: December 5, 2016
Estimated Publication Date of Announcement: First Quarter 2017
First Estimated Application Due Date: First Quarter 2017
Earliest Estimated Award Date: Spring 2017
Earliest Estimated Start Date: Spring 2017
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The National Institutes of Health intends to publish a funding opportunity to solicit applications from community and health care provider organizations to develop and conduct education, awareness and enrollment activities for the All of UsSM Research Program (formerly known as the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program).
The All of Us Research Program seeks to build a diverse community of one million or more volunteers who agree to share health related information and biospecimens as part of a long term health research program.
To build a community reflective of the US population, the All of Us Research Program aims to develop active and meaningful partnerships with patient, community, faith-based and minority organizations and groups with reach into communities historically underrepresented in biomedical research, in order to engage, educate and motivate these communities to participate in the Program. The Program also aims to support activities that will engage and educate health care providers about the All of Us Research Program so that they can support awareness and enrollment in their communities. To learn more about the All of Us Research Program approach to communications and its communications infrastructure, see OT-PM-16-002 (now closed).
This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive applications. This Opportunity is subject to timing and availability of funds.
This Notice encourages organizations with reach into diverse communities and ideas about education and enrollment activities related to the All of Us Research Program to begin to consider applying for this new funding opportunity.
Two categories of awards are anticipated: one for organizations with a large/national membership or constituent base and one for organizations with local community reach. The size and number of awards will depend upon funding.
Awardees will be expected to participate in the existing All of Us governance mechanisms, and to work with NIH staff to understand stakeholder relationships, activities, opportunities and needs.
Example types of activities to be supported include:
Funds are not intended to support the hiring of new staff (though funding can support current staff time) and may not be used to attempt to influence specific legislation, to lobby, to influence the outcome of any election or to register voters. In addition, if applicants are affiliated with All of Us Research Program awardees, the applicant must describe how support from this program will enhance activities already planned by the awardee. Existing All of Us Program awardees are not eligible for Community Engagement awards.
Consortia are eligible and encouraged to apply for the national awards; one organization must serve as lead applicant and fiscal sponsor, identify all participating organizations, and explain why partners were chosen. Organizations with national reach are encouraged to partner, where appropriate, with local community groups.
APPLICATIONS ARE NOT BEING SOLICITED AT THIS TIME.
Please direct all inquiries to:
All of Us Partner Engagement Team