The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to encourage exploratory developmental research to improve Native American health.
Such research can include: conducting secondary analysis of existing data (such as databases that the Tribal Epidemiology Centers have collected); merge various sources of data to answer critical research questions; conduct pilot and feasibility studies; and/or assess and validate measures that are being developed and/or adapted for use in NA communities.
For the purposes of this FOA, the term ‘Native Americans’ includes the following populations: Alaska Native, American Indian, and Native Hawaiian. Studies should: be culturally appropriate and result in promoting the adoption of healthy lifestyles; improve behaviors and social conditions and/or improve environmental conditions related to chronic disease; prevent or reduce the consumption of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs; improve mental health outcomes; reduce risk of HIV infection; improve treatment adherence and/or health-care systems adopting standards of care to improve overall quality of life.
Deadline for Letter of Intent: April 14, 2018
Funding Opportunity Number – PAR-17-496
Funding Agency Name – National Institutes of Health