Notice Number: NOT-PM-19-003
Release Date : February 11, 2019
All of Us Research Program, Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The All of Us Research Program seeks to create one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive precision medicine research platforms. Its goal is to build a data resource containing multi-layered information on one million or more participants who reflect the rich diversity of the United States.
This award is designed to fund engagement and retention innovators who will design strategies and tactics geared toward raising awareness of the All of Us Research Program through community and provider organizations, driving increased enrollment of participants, communicating to existing participants to keep them engaged partners, and engaging the research community to use the data being gathered.
NIH is using the OT mechanism to enable maximum innovation and flexibility. Enrolling and retaining 1 million or more people from all walks of life into a longitudinal research program are unprecedented tasks. There is no established playbook for success. Using the OT mechanism will enable organizations beyond frequent NIH applicants to propose innovative strategies to communicate with potential participants and increase participant recruitment and retention.
Using the OT mechanism will also allow the NIH to engage more than one partner if a combination of partners will provide a fuller breadth and depth of capabilities.
Funding opportunity and mechanism
The funding opportunity (All of Us Research Program Engagement and Retention Innovators (OT2), OT-PM-19-003) is accessible at https://allofus.nih.gov/funding/current-funding-opportunities. Applications will be accepted until March 29, 2019, 5:00 pm local time.
The funding announcement solicits applications under the Other Transaction award funding mechanism. Applications will be considered from U.S. academic or private institutions or consortia. Non-U.S. entities and components of non-U.S. entities are not eligible. Potential applicants are encouraged to learn more about the program and the Other Transaction award mechanism by visiting the following websites:
National Institutes of Health staff will be available during an informational webinar on February 27, 2019, to answer questions about the All of Us Research Program, specific objectives of the All of Us Research Program Engagement and Retention Innovators funding opportunity, and the application and award process. Questions can be submitted prior to the webinar by email to the address for inquiries below.
Informational Webinar: Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 3:00 – 4:00 pm EST
To register for this webinar and receive instructions, email AllofUsEngagement@nih.gov.
A summary of the questions and answers will be posted on the All of Us Research Program website https://allofus.nih.gov following the webinar.
Please direct all inquiries to AllofUsEngagement@nih.gov.
Questions may be submitted via email, to Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron, All of Us Research Program, for programmatic objectives, or to Ms. Irene Haas, All of Us Research Program Agreements Officer, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), for award mechanism and application submission matters, at the above listed email.