Approved Research Concepts

Keeping up with funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) is critical for researchers seeking federal funding for projects, and often the timeline for submitting grant applications in response to an FOA is short. Having access to recently approved research concepts allows the scientific community to receive advance notice of areas of special interest for NIMHD that are being seriously considered for funding. By getting information early in the process, interested researchers will have more lead time to plan projects, assemble teams, and start formulating their applications.

Advisory Council Research Concept Approval
Future Funding Opportunity Announcements
Current Approved Research Concepts

Advisory Council Research Concept Approval

To help researchers stay abreast of topical areas of interest that are likely to become FOAs, NIMHD posts information for the public about research concepts the National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NACMHD) approves during Advisory Council meetings. NACMHD holds Council meetings three times each year, in February, June, and September. Research concepts approved by NACMHD are likely to become FOAs to further NIMHD’s mission of leading scientific research to improve minority health and reduce health disparities.

Future Funding Opportunity Announcements

It’s important to note that NACMHD approval does not guarantee that a research concept will become a program announcement (PA), request for applications (RFA), or request for proposals (RFP). That decision is made based on scientific and programmatic priorities and the availability of funds. Also, the summaries posted here do not include the award mechanism (R01, R21, or any of the 50 other mechanisms) or the funds allocated for a particular concept. Such information is not available until an approved concept formally becomes an FOA and is published in the NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts.

Current Approved Research Concepts

Addressing the Challenges Posed by the Opioid Epidemic in Health Disparity Populations

This initiative will support research to understand and address disparities in prevention and treatment of opioid abuse in minority and health disparity populations.

Research on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) to Prevent HIV in Health Disparity Populations

This initiative will support projects that examine PrEP attitudes, use and adherence among health disparity populations in the US.

Prevention and Treatment Research to Address HIV/AIDS Disparities in Women

This initiative will support health services and intervention research projects to understand and reduce racial/ethnic, geographic, and socioeconomic HIV disparities in US women.

Mechanisms of HIV-Associated Co-Morbidities Among Health Disparities Populations

This initiative will support research to examine how multiple HIV-associated co-morbidities add to the complexity of HIV disease progression and treatment outcomes among health disparities populations.

Collaborative Minority Health and Health Disparities Research with Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TEC)

This initiative supports collaborative research between Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TEC) and external investigators on topics related to minority health and health disparities in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations.

NIMHD Specialized Centers of Excellence for Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities

This program supports specialized research centers to conduct multidisciplinary research, research training, and community engagement activities focused on improving minority health or reducing health disparities.

Youth Violence Prevention Interventions

The purpose of this initiative is to support research to develop and test youth violence prevention interventions for health disparity populations that incorporate racism/discrimination prevention strategies.

Simulation Modeling and Systems Science to Address Health Disparities

The purpose of this initiative is to support investigative and collaborative research focused on developing and evaluating simulation modeling and systems science (SMSS) to understand and address minority health and health disparities.