NINR Extramural Program: News, Updates, and Opportunities

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National Institute of Nursing Research

NINR Extramural Program: News, Updates, and Opportunities

Applications, Grants

This monthly newsletter for NINR applicants and awardees provides useful information about funding initiatives and other opportunities.

Funding Opportunities

The NIH Guide recently published the following funding opportunity announcements (FOAs):

New Funding Opportunities

  • PAR-23-066: Research on Community Level Interventions for Firearm and Related Violence, Injury and Mortality Prevention (CLIF-VP) (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Required) will support a network of research projects to develop and test interventions at the community or community organization level that aim to prevent firearm and related violence, injury and mortality. Application Due Date: March 17, 2023

    • A technical assistance webinar is planned for Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. (ET). The webinar will provide an overview of PAR-23-066 and provide an opportunity to address participant questions. NIH staff will discuss the purpose and scope of these funding opportunities, go over the scientific review process, and review criteria and other logistical information. 
    • Participants should submit their questions in advance of the webinar by COB on Monday, January 23, 2023 to Participation in the webinar is recommended but not required in order to apply in response to these funding announcements. Register for the webinar. 
  • NOT-OD-23-039: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Firearm Injury and Mortality Prevention Research highlights interest in research to improve understanding of the determinants of firearm injury, the identification of those at risk of firearm injury (including self- and other-directed, victims and perpetrators, accidental injury), the development, piloting, and testing of innovative interventions to prevent firearm injury and mortality, and the examination of approaches to improve the implementation of existing, evidence-based interventions to prevent firearm injury and mortality. Applies to due dates on or after February 5, 2023

  • NOT-OD-23-041: NOSI: Research Supplements to Promote Data Science Workforce Diversity to Reveal Scientific Insights of COVID-19 Testing Technologies (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Not Allowed) seeks to enhance the diversity of the data science workforce to address questions and scientific inquiry related to SARS-CoV-2 through existing data resources in the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics Data Hub (RADx Data Hub), including and in conjunction with other data resources. Application Due Date: February 20, 2023
  • RFA-PM-23-001: Enhancing the Use of the All of Us Research Program’s Data (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) supports the development of new analytical methods, models, and tools and using them to analyze data in the All of Us Researcher Workbench. Application Due Date: March 1, 2023

Continuing Funding Opportunities

  • NOT-OD-23-018: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Administrative Supplement for Research and Capacity Building Efforts Related to Bioethical Issues (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional) will fund administrative supplements to support 1) research on bioethical issues to develop or support the development of an evidence base that may inform future policy directions, and/or 2) certain efforts to develop or augment bioethics research capacity. Application Due Date: February 17, 2023
  • NOT-OD-23-002: NOSI: Administrative Supplements to Recognize Excellence in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Mentorship invites applications to support administrative supplements to existing NIH awards to support scientists who have demonstrated compelling commitments and contributions to mentorship and enhancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) in the biomedical sciences. Funds will support ongoing and future efforts. First Available Due Date: February 17, 2023
  • RFA-OD-22-015: Galvanizing Health Equity Through Novel and Diverse Educational Resources (GENDER) Research Education R25 (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) invites applications to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a diverse workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research. Next Application Due Date: June 27, 2023


NINR Areas of Emphasis for Research to Optimize Health and Advance Health Equity 

  • PAR-22-230: (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) solicits R01 grant applications that propose independent research projects that are consistent with the scientific framework detailed in the NINR Strategic Plan. Next Application Due Date: February 5, 2023
    • Please see Notice of Clarification NOT-NR-23-006 regarding Non-Responsive Applications. Updates shown in bold italics.
  • PAR-22-231: (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) solicits R21 grant applications that propose exploratory/developmental research projects that are consistent with the research framework detailed in the NINR Strategic PlanNext Application Due Date: February 16, 2023
    • Please see Notice of Clarification NOT-NR-23-007 regarding Non-Responsive Applications. Updates shown in bold italics.

This research will be rooted in nursing's holistic, contextualized approach to understanding people and their health, address the nation's most pressing and persistent health challenges with a solutions orientation, and employ innovative and rigorous study designs to inform practice and policy.


Job Opportunities

NINR is seeking exceptional candidates for several positions to move nursing research forward. 

  • As a Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer), you will stimulate, plan, direct, and evaluate activities for a portfolio of research projects, research program and other grant/awards, cooperative agreements, and/or contracts in the assigned program area and the discovery, development and evaluation of associated prevention and therapeutic strategies. 
  • As a Health Scientist Administrator (Scientific Review Officer), you will be responsible for the initial administrative and scientific merit review of grant applications for research programs and/or research training and career development grants through interaction with established scientists in a variety of fields. You will assure the fairness and consistency of the scientific peer review process and provide guidance on peer review policies and procedures to applicants, reviewers, and Institute staff.

Learn more about these positions


The UC San Diego FIRST Program is recruiting 12 new diverse Assistant Professors

The NIH Common Fund’s Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) program aims to enhance and maintain cultures of inclusive excellence in the biomedical research community. The UC San Diego FIRST Program is recruiting Assistant Professors in the areas of Cancer, Cardiovascular Sciences, Immunology/Infectious Diseases & Neurosciences to an innovative cohort program with strong mentorship in research and career development, academic promotion, access to networks and communities of diverse scholars! UC San Diego FIRST faculty will be appointed in suitable departments across campus including Health Sciences and general campus.

  • Eligible candidates who have not held an Assistant Professor position are encouraged to apply. Applications will continue to be accepted through October 2023. For more information about the program, please visit:


NIH Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy

Starting with due dates on/after January 25, 2023, the Data Management and Sharing Plan will be an important part of your funding application! Be sure to address the 6 key elements in your Plan. Learn more


Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) Challenge

NINR is a new co-sponsor of the Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) Challenge, Technologies to Empower Nurses in Community Settings Prize. This is a $15,000 prize competition that recognizes undergraduate excellence in biomedical design and innovation. DEBUT challenges teams of undergraduate students to come up with a technological solution to a pressing challenge in healthcare. 

  • Examples: Past awards from 2022, 2021, 2020
  • Submission Period: December 1, 2022 to May 31, 2023, 11:59 PM (ET)

Teams wishing to be considered for the Technologies to Empower Nurses in Community Settings Prize should indicate so in their Project Narrative and discuss how their technology will enable nurses to improve patient care in community settings such as schools, workplaces, homes, long-term care facilities, justice settings, or other settings throughout the community. Teams are encouraged to view NINR’s Research Framework to learn more about NINR’s priorities and settings of interest.


NIH HEAL Initiative® PURPOSE Network

The NIH Helping to End Addiction Long-term® Initiative, or HEAL Initiative® is excited to announce an online networking and collaboration platform for pain researchers: the PURPOSE Network.

The PURPOSE (Positively Uniting Researchers of Pain to Opine, Synthesize, and Engage) Network will:

  • Provide a centralized community for research trainees and researchers across the continuum of basic, translational, and clinical research,
  • Offer ongoing webinars and training opportunities,
  • Delivery weekly network digests via email,
  • Enable multidisciplinary collaborations when developing grant applications, and
  • Aggregate information around pain research, funding opportunities, and the HEAL Initiative

Interested persons can contact for more information.

PURPOSE will host a conference for early-stage pain researchers and NIH-funded mentors in National Harbor, MD, May 11-13, 2023.


NIH to Award up to $4.75 Million in FY’23 for Research Grants to Expand Use of All of Us Data

NINR is working with the All of Us Research Program and 26 other Institutes, Centers, and Offices from across the National Institutes of Health to support new research on the All of Us Researcher Workbench. These grants, solicited through R03 and R21 funding opportunities, will help support analysis of the Researcher Workbench data using standard tools and methods, as well as the development and use of new tools or methods. Applications are due by March 1, 2023. Letters of Intent will be accepted until January 30, 2023. For more information, read the full Requests for Applications:

Learn more about these funding opportunities.