Notice of Intent to Publish FOAs for COVID-19 Research in Underserved Populations

Deadline: August 2020

On Friday, May 29 2020, the NIH issued a Notice of Intent to Publish (NOITP) four Funding Opportunity Announcements as part of the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics for Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) initiative, a $500 million initiative to reduce COVID-19 associated morbidity and mortality disparities for vulnerable and underserved populations that are disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

The NOITP can be found here: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-112.html.

The FOAs will include three Notices of Special Interest to solicit community-engaged research to understand COVID-19 disparities and increase access to and effectiveness of diagnostic testing interventions among underserved and vulnerable populations and to understand the social, ethical, and behavioral implications of testing in these populations. An RFA to support a Coordination and Data Collection Center (CDCC) will also be announced.

The FOAs are expected to be published in early June. Applications will be accepted through August 2020 for FY20 funding.