National Institutes of Health Funding Opportunities to Address Health Disparities

Two new grants for researchers to advance health equity

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched an initiative, UNITE, to combat structural racism and inequities in the research enterprise. Along with the initiative, NIH has also released two funding opportunities of interest to the psychological science community. The opportunities focus on advancing health equity and addressing health disparities in line with the fundamental goals of UNITE. 

NIH is particularly interested in transformative research that addresses social determinants of health, systems that contribute to disparities, and more. These projects can include observational components, but must contain an intervention component. 

NIH will be hosting a preapplication webinar for prospective applicants to provide more details and answer questions. The webinar date and more details will be available here.  

Applications are due May 28, 2021.  

The two funding opportunities are listed below: 

  • RFA-RM-21-021 Transformative Research to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity 
  • RFA-RM-21-022 Transformative Research to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity at Minority Serving Institutions 

Questions? Visit the frequently asked questions page for more information.  


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