April 12, 2021
RFA-RM-21-021 - Transformative Research to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity (U01 Clinical Trial Allowed)
RFA-RM-21-022 - Transformative Research to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity at Minority Serving Institutions (U01 Clinical Trial Allowed)
Office of Strategic Coordination (Common Fund)
The purpose of NIH Common Fund funding opportunity announcements RFA-RM-21-021, "Transformative Research to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity" and RFA-RM-21-022,"Transformative Research to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity at Minority Serving Institutions" is to support collaborative investigative teams or individual scientists who propose unusually innovative research projects, which, if successful, would have a major impact in developing, implementing, or disseminating innovative and effective interventions to prevent, reduce, or eliminate health disparities and advance health equity. No preliminary data are required. Projects must clearly demonstrate, based on the strength of the logic, a compelling potential to produce a major impact in addressing health disparities and inequities.
The NIH Common Fund will host a pre-application webinar to provide information and respond to questions from prospective applicants who plan to submit applications to RFA-RM-21-021 and RFA-RM-21-022 on April 27, 2021, from 10:30am - 12:30pm Eastern Time (ET). NIH program, grants management, and review staff will discuss the overall scope and intent of these funding opportunities, review process, and the use of the cooperative agreement (U01) mechanism. NIH staff will not provide comments on specific ideas or plans for individual research applications during the webinar.
Participation in the webinar, although encouraged, is optional and is not required for the submission of an application.
The webinar will be hosted through WebEx.
Date: April 27, 2021
Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm (ET)
To join the webinar, pre-registration is required at: Event Information: Pre-Application Webinar for RFA-RM-21-021 and RFA-RM-21-022. Participants requiring sign language interpretation and/or other reasonable accommodations should contact CFHealthDisparities@mail.nih.gov at least 5 days prior to the event.
Please submit questions in advance for consideration to include in the webinar by April 23, 2021 by 5:00pm (ET) to CFHealthDisparities@mail.nih.gov. Please note, due to time constraints, questions that are not submitted in advance may not be addressed during the webinar. We request that participants carefully review the funding opportunities and the Frequently Asked Questions for this initiative prior to submitting a question for the webinar. Applicant resources are also available to provide general guidance on applying for NIH funding.
After the webinar, webinar slides and a recording will be posted on the Transformative Research to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity website.
Office of the Director