NINR Extramural Program: News, Updates, and Opportunities

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February 2021

NINR Extramural Program: News, Updates, and Opportunities 

This monthly newsletter for NINR applicants and awardees provides useful information about funding initiatives and other opportunities. If you would not like to receive these emails, you may unsubscribe.

The NIH is deeply concerned for the health and safety of people involved in NIH research, and about the effects on the biomedical enterprise in the areas affected by the HHS declared public health emergency for COVID-19. Due to the potential exceptional impact, we want to assure our recipient community that NIH will be doing its part to help you continue your research. For more information, please visit the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Information for NIH Applicants and Recipients of NIH Funding website.


Funding Opportunities

Binders with labels: applications and grants

New COVID-related Guidance for Grantees

Ruth L. Kirschstein Individual National Research Service Award (F31 and F32) grants as well as Career Development (K01 & K23) grants which have significantly suffered (above and beyond lost research productivity that most individuals experienced) due to COVID-19 related shutdowns, may be eligible for extensions as per NOT-OD-21-052. Please contact David Banks for more information.

Continuing Opportunities

Two funding announcements have been released as part of the NIH Common Fund’s Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) program. The program will fund institutions to recruit a diverse cohort of early-stage research faculty and prepare them to thrive as NIH-funded research investigators. See RFA-RM-20-022 and RFA-RM-20-023 for more information. Applications due March 1, 2021. 

Supplements for research on ethical considerations related to biomedical research and projects that support capacity building in bioethics. Applications due March 6, 2021.


Continuing COVID-related Opportunities

NOSI for research strategies and interventions to address vaccine hesitancy, uptake, and implementation among populations who experience health disparities in the U.S., especially in populations at increased risk for morbidity and mortality due to long-standing systemic health and social inequities and chronic medical conditions. The next deadline is June 5, 2021.

PAR for new R01s to support research aimed at populations who experience health disparities and other vulnerable groups, and specifically testing digital health interventions. The next deadline is March 2, 2021.

NOSI for a program offering administrative and competitive supplements to existing NIH-funded grants supporting longitudinal studies to address key social and behavioral questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications must be received by March 31, 2021.



2021 National Nursing Research Roundtable

On March 4-5, 2021, NINR and the Western Institute of Nursing will host the 2021 National Nursing Research Roundtable. This year’s focus will be on “Nursing Research of the Future: Using Clinical Big Data to Explore Health Inequities and Social Determinants of Health.” All are welcome to view via videocast. Learn More




On March 4, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. (ET), Dr. Sarah Szanton will virtually present the next NINR Director's Lecture, titled “Leveraging Strengths to Achieve Health Equity: From Clinical Insight to Program of Research.” Learn More



Requests for Information

NIH is interested in your insights around Common Data Elements (CDEs) in NIH-funded research, particularly but not exclusively in the context of COVID-19. Learn More



Dr. Sarah Yoon, an NINR program director for women’s health, has co-authored an article on “Clinical Outcomes in High-Risk Pregnancies Due to Advanced Maternal Age.” The article is available in a special issue of the Journal of Women’s Health on maternal morbidity and mortality sponsored by NIH and other HHS agencies.