The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) recently announced that it intends to publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) on "Research to Address Vaccine Hesitancy, Uptake, and Implementation among Populations that Experience Health Disparities." The solicitation, which will be a Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) for R01 research project grants, will call for community-engaged research to "help understand and address misinformation, distrust, and hesitancy regarding vaccines (e.g., SARS-CoV-2, human papilloma virus, pneumococcal, influenza, hepatitis B, and herpes zoster)" that target adults in the United States, especially among populations who experience health disparities.
The program will solicit community-engaged research to:
Researchers will be able to apply for funding through this FOA using either of NIH's standard parent R01 Program Announcements (PA-20-183, for research requiring clinical trials, or PA-20-185, for research not proposing a clinical trial).
The estimated publication date for the FOA is December 18, 2020. The first application due date is February 05, 2021, with the earliest estimated award and start date being September 30, 2021. More information on this upcoming FOA can be found at https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-MD-21-007.html.