The CSWE Public Policy Initiative (PPI) is sharing notice of special interest (NOSI) from the National Institute of Aging (NIA) within the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The PPI is able to provide high-level context about this opportunity.
The NIA is issuing a NOSI to highlight the ongoing need for behavioral, psychological, social, and economic research on COVID-19. The unprecedented social and economic disruptions the pandemic is expected to have on the health of the population will be particularly acute for NIH-designated health disparity populations. Additionally, long-term social and economic effects will likely impact older adults and middle-aged to older frontline healthcare and essential workers that have experienced risks of exposure to infection and other health-related outcomes associated with their work.
Research areas highlighted in the NOSI include, but are not limited to: longitudinal studies collecting data on how COVID-19 related changes impact the health and welfare of people across the life span; studies focused on preventative health measures; studies focused on the pandemic and related economic and social shocks affecting health and well-being; studies examining how health disparities have been exacerbated by COVID-19; and studies on vaccine hesitancy, uptake, and implementation among NIH-designated health disparities populations and other vulnerable populations.
The first available due date for the NOSI is March 4, 2021 and the expiration date is May 8, 2023. The full NOSI can be found at https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-AG-21-015.html.