The NOSI: Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Underserved and Vulnerable Populations, focuses on interests in research that strengthen the understanding and response to COVID-19, as well as more effective preparation for future public health emergencies. The objective of the NOSI is to emphasize the impacts of digital health, community-engaged, and multi-level research interventions that are utilized in health care settings during the pandemic and encourage the use of existing large-scale data sources with wide population coverage when improving and assessing various health care access effects in underserved and vulnerable communities.
NIH is encouraging applicants to address areas of interest on COVID-19 health-related outcomes with an emphasis on populations with health disparities and vulnerable populations including:
A full list of research objectives for this project can be found here.
Projects that involve collaborations with relevant community partners including community-based organizations, patient advocacy groups, state and local public health agencies, and others that are listed in the NOSI are strongly encouraged.
The application's first available due date is October 5, 2021 with the expiration date of the notice being September 8, 2024. Applicants are required to select an institute/center (IC) and corresponding funding opportunity for their application in response to the NOSI.
More information regarding this NOSI including the link to the official notice can be found here.