Due Date: 07/20/21
Funder: National Institutes of Health
About the National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability. The goals of the agency are:
- To foster fundamental creative discoveries, innovative research strategies, and their applications as a basis for ultimately protecting and improving health
- To develop, maintain, and renew scientific human and physical resources that will ensure the Nation’s capability to prevent disease
- To expand the knowledge base in medical and associated sciences in order to enhance the Nation’s economic well-being and ensure a continued high return on the public investment in research
- To exemplify and promote the highest level of scientific integrity, public accountability, and social responsibility in the conduct of science
About the Opportunity
This initiative will support observational or intervention research to understand and address the impact of structural racism and discrimination (SRD) on minority health and health disparities. Projects must address SRD in one or more NIH-designated populations with health disparities in the US and should address documented disparities in health outcomes. Applications are expected to provide a justification for why the specific types of SRD included constitute SRD, such as how the racism or discrimination is structural rather than reflecting individual-level behavior and how the SRD results in differential treatment or outcomes for less advantaged individuals, groups, or populations. Applications are also expected to provide a conceptual model identifying hypothesized pathways between the SRD and health outcomes. Potential health outcomes may reflect health status; health condition-specific or all-cause disability, quality of life, mortality, and morbidity; biological measures that reflect cumulative exposures to and effects of SRD; health behaviors; or access to, utilization of, or quality of health care. It is also expected that projects will collect data on SRD beyond individual self-reported perceptions and experiences to include data at organizational, community, or societal levels.
Letters of intent are due July 20, 2021. Applications are due August 24, 2021.