Welcome to the NNED Funding Opportunities page. The page is divided into governmental grant opportunities and foundation grant opportunities. The Government Grant Opportunities section is organized by due date. The Foundation Grant section is organized alphabetically by foundation. Not all foundations listed are national.
Government Grant Opportunities
December 4 – Collaborative Minority Health and Health Disparities Research with Tribal Epidemiology Centers: The purpose of this research project grant is to support collaborative research between Tribal Epidemiology Centers and extramural investigators on topics related to minority health and health disparities in American Indian / Alaska Native populations. Applications are due December 4, 2017. Learn more about this grant.
December 4 – Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Program: American Indian and Alaska Native Support Center Cooperative Agreement: The purpose of this program is to provide support for the ATTC Network, American Indian and Alaska Natives Tribes, tribal organizations, urban Indian programs, state and local governments, and other organizations to develop and strengthen the specialized behavioral healthcare and primary healthcare workforce that provides substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and recovery support services to tribal communities. Applications are due December 4, 2017. Learn more about this grant.
December 6 – Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program: This community-based grant program is aimed towards promoting rural health care services by enhancing health care delivery in rural communities. Outreach projects focus on the improvement of access to services, strategies for adapting to changes in the health care environment, and overall enrichment of the respective community’s health. The program creates an opportunity to address the key clinical priorities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): serious mental illness, substance abuse, and childhood obesity. Applications are due December 6, 2017. Learn more about this grant.
December 13 – Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy (R01): The purpose of this grant is to support applicants that propose research addressing treatment of pregnant women with opioid use disorder and pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies of medications used for maternal treatment. Applications are due December 13, 2017. Learn more about this grant.
December 15 – Research Centers in Minority Institutions (U54): The purpose of this program is to expand the capacity for research in the health sciences by providing cooperative agreement support to institutions that offer doctorate degrees in the health professions or in a health-related science and have a commitment to educating underrepresented students, and for institutions that deliver health care services to medically underserved communities. Applications are due December 15, 2017. Learn more about this grant.
December 20 – OVW Fiscal Year 2018 Justice for Families Program Solicitation: The goal of this program is to improve the response of all aspects of the civil and criminal justice system to families with a history of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, or in cases involving allegations of child sexual abuse. This program aims to improve the capacity of communities and courts to respond to impacted families via: court-based and court-related programs; supervised visitation and safe exchange by and between parents; training and technical assistance for people who work with families in the court system; civil legal services; provision of resources in juvenile court matters; and development or promotion of legislation, model codes, policies, and best practices. Applications are due December 20, 2017. Learn more about this grant.
December 26 – Opioid State Targeted Response Technical Assistance: The purpose of this program is to identify local physicians, other clinicians, and other providers with expertise in treatment and in recovery services for opioid use disorders (OUDs). Based on a state, territory, or tribal nation’s assessed need, these providers will serve as the primary providers of federally supported TA for the program’s successful implementation. The goal of this TA is to ensure the provision of evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery support programs/services across the Opioid STR program. Applications are due December 26, 2017. Learn more about this program.
January 2 – Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part C HIV Early Intervention Services Program: New Geographic Areas: The purpose of this program is to provide comprehensive primary health care and support services in an outpatient setting for low income, uninsured, and underserved people living with HIV (PLWH). Under this notice, successful applicants must provide: counseling for individuals with respect to HIV; targeted HIV testing; medical evaluation, clinical, and diagnostic services; therapeutic measures for preventing and treating the deterioration of the immune system, and for preventing and treating conditions arising from HIV/AIDS; and referrals to appropriate providers of health care and support services. Applications are due January 2, 2018. Learn more about this grant.
January 7 – Implementing the Most Successful Interventions to Improve HIV/AIDS Outcomes in U.S. Communities (R01): The goal of this grant is to translate and adapt the most successful global, evidence-based HIV-related service provision strategies to marginalized population in the U.S. with substantial risk of HIV-infection and AIDS. The ultimate goal is to produce improvements in these key populations through strategies that successfully and durably reach them with timely HIV testing, prevention and treatment technologies. Applications are due January 7, 2018. Learn more about this grant.
January 7 – Testing Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity (R01): Applicants should use the Socio-Ecological Model as a framework and test multi-level interventions targeting at least two levels of the model. Interventions should seek to increase participants' progression toward achieving the physical activity recommendation appropriate to the participants' health, abilities, and conditions. Studies should address a wide range of population groups across the lifespan (e.g., racial and ethnic minorities, children, older adults, persons with medical conditions or addictive disorders, and persons with disabilities). Applications are due January 7, 2018. Learn more about this grant.
January 7 – Developing Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity (R21/R33): The purpose of this grant is to fund highly innovative and promising research aimed at developing multi-level physical activity intervention programs acting on at least two levels of the socioecological model and designed to increase health-enhancing physical activity: 1) in persons or groups that can benefit from such activity; and 2) that could be made scalable and sustainable for broad use across the nation. Applications are due January 7, 2018. Learn more about this grant.
January 7 – NCI Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award to Promote Diversity (K08): This award is specifically designed to promote career development of clinical scientists from backgrounds that have been shown to be nationally underrepresented in health-related science and for those who are committed to a career in basic biomedical, behavioral or translational cancer research, including research on cancer health disparities. Applications are due January 7, 2018. Learn more about this award.
January 8 – R40 Maternal and Child Health Field-Initiated Innovative Research Studies (FIRST) Program: The purpose of this grant is to advance the health and wellbeing of MCH populations by supporting innovative, applied, and translational intervention research studies on critical issues affecting MCH populations. Interventions can include behavioral, social, or structural / health systems approaches, as well as combination applied clinico-medical and behavioral, social, or structural / health system approaches that contribute to the prevention of diseases or improvement of health outcomes for mothers, children and families at a population level. Applications are due January 8, 2018. Learn more about this grant.
January 9 – Mobile and Connected Health Interventions to Improve Care Continuum and Health Outcomes among Youth with HIV (R01): This grant seeks to develop and test the next generation of interventions delivered through mobile health technology to improve diagnosis, linkage to care, retention in care, and viral suppression among youth living with human immunodeficiency virus (YLWH). Proposed research should identify specific patient outcomes along the HIV care continuum that are expected to improve from technological approaches. Applications are due January 9, 2018. Learn more about this grant.
January 16 – DELTA (Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership Through Alliances) Impact: The DELTA program funds State Domestic Violence Coalitions (SDVCs) to implement statewide IPV prevention efforts, while also providing assistance and funding for local communities to implement IPV prevention activities. Applications are due January 15, 2018. Learn more about this grant.
January 16 – Children's Safety Network Program: The purpose of this program is to reduce fatal and serious injuries among infants, children, and youth by supporting collaborative improvement among Title V agencies working to address child safety, including sudden unexpected infant deaths (SUID) and bullying. Applications are due January 16, 2018. Learn more about this grant.
January 18 – Behavioral Interventions for Prevention of Opioid Use Disorder or Adjuct to Medication Assisted Treatment (R21/R33): Applications for this grant are encouraged for studies that examine the impact of interventions such as mindfulness meditation, cognitive behavioral therapy, or multi-disciplinary rehabilitation for primary or secondary prevention for opioid use disorder (OUD) or as an adjunct to medication assisted treatment (MAT) of OUD. Applications are due January 18, 2018. Learn more about this grant.
February 1 – Evaluation of Policies for the Primary Prevention of Multiple Forms of Violence: NCIPC is seeking research proposals focused on rigorously evaluating previously or currently implemented federal, state, local, tribal or organizational policies for impacts on multiple forms of violence, including child abuse and neglect, youth violence, intimate partner violence, and/or suicide. Applications are due February 1, 2018. Learn more about this grant.
February 16 – Health Promotion Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males (R21): This initiative seeks proposals that stimulate and expand research in the health of minority men. Specifically, this initiative is intended to: 1) enhance understanding of the numerous factors (e.g., sociodemographic, community, societal, personal) influencing the health promoting behaviors of racial and ethnic minority males, and 2) encourage development and testing of culturally and linguistically appropriate health-promoting interventions designed to reduce health disparities among racially and ethnically diverse males age 18 and older. Applications are due February 16, 2018. Learn more about this grant.
February 16 – Reducing Health Diaprities Among Minority and Underserved Children (R21): Specific targeted areas of research include bio-behavioral studies that incorporate multiple factors that influence child health disparities such as biological, lifestyle factors, environmental, social, economic, institutional, and cultural and family influences. Applications are due February 16, 2018. Learn more about this grant.
February 16 – Stimulating Innovations in Behavioral Intervention Research for Cancer Prevention and Control (R21): The purpose of this grant is to provide support for the development of innovative interventions that improve cancer-related health behaviors across diverse racial/ethnic populations. This includes stimulating research 1) testing new theories and conceptual frameworks; 2) developing and evaluating novel strategies to improve cancer-related health behaviors; 3) investigating multi-level and multi-behavioral approaches; and 4) utilizing innovative research designs, methodologies, and technologies. Applications are due February 16, 2018. Learn more about this grant.
February 21 – Mechanisms of Disparities for HIV-Related Co-morbidities in Health Disparity Populations (R01): The purpose of this initiative is to support research to determine the underlying mechanisms of how HIV related co-morbidities may influence the complexity of HIV/AIDS disease progression, quality of life and overall health outcomes among HIV positive individuals from health disparity populations. Applications are due February 21, 2018. Learn more about this funding opportunity.
March 6 – Short-term Mentored Career Enhancement Awards for Mid-Career Investigators to Integrate Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences (K18): This grant encourages applications for short-term mentored career development awards that improve synergies among researchers in basic and applied behavioral-social sciences, human subjects and model animals settings; and biomedical and behavioral-social sciences. Applications are due March 6, 2018. Learn more about this grant.
March 7 – Native Youth Initiative for Leadership, Empowerment, and Development (I-LEAD): This grant provides support for community-based initiatives that empower Native youth to address priorities identified by such youth and include youth-focused leadership. Projects are to develop models, approaches and strategies to foster resiliency and build upon Native youth's inherent capacities to thrive. Native youth will contribute to the accomplishment of objectives that promote economic and social self-sufficiency for Native Americans, contribute to community well-being, increase the capacity of tribal governments, strengthen families, and implement culturally appropriate strategies to meet the social service needs of Native Americans. Estimated application due date is March 7, 2018. Learn more about this grant.
April 2 – Communities Building Healthier Environments for a Stronger Nation Initiative: Specific health areas to be addressed by this grant include asthma, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B or C, obesity/overweight, and mental disorders. Community health programs are required to address social determinants of health, and improve coordination of health, social, and supportive services to significantly improve health outcomes among minority and/or disadvantaged communities. Estimated application due date is April 2, 2018. Learn more about this grant.
May 7 – The Application of Big Data Analytics to Drug Abuse Research (R01): The purpose of this grant is to encourage the application of Big Data analytics to reveal deeper or novel insights into the biological and behavioral processes associated with substance abuse and addiction. Applications should develop and/or utilize computational approaches for analyzing large, complex datasets acquired from drug addiction research. Applications are due May 7, 2018. Learn more about this grant.
May 7 – Functional Wellness in HIV: Maximizing the Treatment Cascade (R01): The goal of this grant is develop interventions aimed at increasing functional wellness in persons infected with HIV by entry and maintenance in the HIV treatment cascade. Functional wellness is a person-centered balance between internal (individual responses to stress, illness, medication; personal or cultural behaviors) and external factors (learning new or adaptive strategies for current roles, managing one’s physical, emotional and environmental health) affecting health, and developing action plans toward healthy living and wellness. Applications are due May 7, 2018. Learn more about this grant.
May 7 – The Health of Sexual and Gender Minoriy Populations (R21): This grant encourages research that describes the biological, clinical, behavioral, and social processes that affect the health and development of SGM populations and individuals and their families, and that leads to the development of acceptable and appropriate health interventions and health service delivery methods that will enhance health and development of these populations. Applications are due May 7, 2018. Learn more about this grant.
May 14 – Research to Improve Native American Health (R21): This grant encourages exploratory developmental research to improve Native American Health. 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. Applications are due May 14, 2018. Learn more about this grant.
May 14 – Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health (R01): 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. Applications are due May 14, 2018. Learn more about this grant.
June 6 – Simulation Modeling and Systems Science to Address Health Disparities (R01): The purpose of this grant is to support investigative and collaborative research focused on developing and evaluating simulation modeling and systems science to understand and address minority health and health disparities. Research should use Simulation Modeling and Systems Science (SMSS) to identify modifiable barriers and cost-effective factors to reduce and eventually eliminate health disparities. Application are due June 7, 2018. Learn more about this grant.
June 16 – Diet and Physical Activity Assessment Methodology (R21): This grant encourages innovative research to enhance the quality of measurements of dietary intake and physical activity. Applications are encouraged to include development of: novel assessment approaches; better methods to evaluate instruments; assessment tools for culturally diverse populations or various age groups; improved technology or applications of existing technology; methods to investigate the multidimensionality of diet and physical activity behavior through pattern analysis; or integrated measurement of diet and physical activity along with the environmental context of such behaviors. Applications are due June 16, 2018. Learn more about this grant.
September 7 – HIV/AIDS High Priority Drug Abuse Research (R01): Because drug abusers are frequently vulnerable and marginalized, optimization of the seek, test, treat, and retain (STTR) paradigm for diverse domestic and international settings is critically important for reducing health disparities in HIV incidence and treatment outcomes in drug using populations. Implementation science research to prevent incidence and transmission, especially combination, integrated HIV prevention (combining and integrating multiple approaches, e.g., biomedical, social/behavioral) must evaluate local epidemiologic data and then develop programs to meet local needs. Applications are due September 7, 2018. Learn more about this grant.
September 7 – Alcohol Use Disorders - Behavioral Treatment, Services, and Recovery Research (R21): This grant encourages research by institutions/organizations that propose to support research on behavioral treatment for alcohol use disorders; organizational, financial, and management factors that facilitate or inhibit the delivery of services for alcohol use disorders; and phenomenon of recovery from alcohol use disorders. Applications are due September 7, 2018. Learn more about this grant.
September 7 – Detecting and Preventing Suicide Behavior, Ideation and Self-Harm in Youth in Contact with the Juvenile Justice System (R01): This initiative supports research to test the effectiveness of combined strategies to both detect and intervene to reduce the risk of suicide behavior, suicide ideation, and non-suicidal self-harm (NSSI) by youth in contact with the juvenile justice system. This grant invites intervention strategies that are designed to be delivered in typical service settings using typically available personnel and resources, to enhance the implementation of interventions that prove effective, enhance their future uptake in diverse settings, and thereby reduce risk of suicide and self-harm in this population. Applications are due September 7, 2018. Learn more about this grant.
January 7, 2020 – Addressing Health Disparities through Effective Interventions Among Immigrant Populations (R21): The goal of this initiative is to support research to design and implement effective interventions to reduce the health disparities among immigrant populations and address issues that promote health equity. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until January 7, 2020. Learn more about this grant.
Foundation Grant Opportunities
November 30 – Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health: The objective is to support quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research that yields findings regarding the population health, well-being, and equity impacts of specific policies, programs and partnerships. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Learn more about this grant.
December 15 – Run for Good Grant: The purpose of this grant is to provide funding to community organizations that promote running and fitness programs for children. Saucony Run For Good Foundation is committed to preventing and eliminating the serious health concern of childhood obesity among U.S. children and teenagers. Applications are due December 15, 2017. Learn more about this grant.
December 21 – Developing Solutions for Social Isolation in the United States - Learning From the World: Research has shown that social relationships influence many interrelated health outcomes, such as health behaviors, mental and physical health, development, disability and mortality risk. With this call for proposals, RWJF is looking for the best ideas from around the world that address social isolation and promote positive, healthy social connections, and well-being. Applications are due December 21, 2017. Learn more about this grant.
December 30 – Criminal and Social Justice Programs: The foundation supports groups working to end over-incarceration of youth and adult offenders and reduce racial disparities in the United States. The program supports groups working to advance state policies that restrict the juvenile justice system’s use of incarceration and expand the use of community-based programs. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Learn more about this grant.
List of National and Local Foundations Focusing on Behavioral Health and Disparities
Aetna Foundation -- For the 2010 grant cycle the Aetna Foundation will focus its grant making on issues that improve health and the healthcare system in three areas, one of them being Racial and Ethnic Healthcare Equity. This program promotes equity in health and health care for common chronic conditions, and infant mortality. One of the goals of the program is to determine, through interventional studies, whether stress-reduction programs (including yoga and meditation) can improve health outcomes for minority patients with chronic conditions, as well as postnatal outcomes for mothers and pregnant women. Grant applications that address more than one of the foundation's program areas will receive priority consideration. For more information on these three program areas click here.
American Legion Child Welfare Foundation -- The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation annually accepts proposals from nonprofit organizations for projects that meet one of the foundation's two basic purposes — to contribute to the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual welfare of children through the dissemination of knowledge about new and innovative organizations and/or their programs designed to benefit youth; and to contribute to the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual welfare of children through the dissemination of knowledge already possessed by well-established organizations, to the end that such information can be more adequately used by society. Grants are awarded only to nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations and must have the potential of helping American children in a large geographic area (more than one state).
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation -- Through their Closing the Gap on Health Care Disparities Program , the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation provides grants to non-profit organizations seeking to address health care disparities in Massachusetts communities. The Foundation will support initiatives that take a comprehensive and innovative approach for improving access and reducing barriers to quality health care and support services for groups experiencing specific health disparities.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation -- The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation focuses on reducing health disparities around the world. One of their priorities in the US is to reduce mental health disparities by building health care and support services for patients at the community level.
CIGNA Foundation -- The CIGNA Foundation defines its activities in terms of four primary impact areas. Potential grantees will be expected to demonstrate how their activities positively impact one of these areas: 1) Promoting Wellness: Building awareness, helping people manage their health challenges and making health services available and affordable for all; 2) Expanding Opportunities: Reaching across barriers – be they based on gender, ethnicity or physical condition – to tap the talents of every person; 3)Developing Leaders: Supporting the type of community service that gives talented individuals the experience to become future leaders; 4) Embracing Communities: Connecting neighbors to create networks that will address the complex social and environmental challenges we all face.
Commonwealth Fund -- The Commonwealth Fund has nine program areas this fiscal year, the Fellowship in Minority Health focuses on creating physician-leaders who will pursue careers in minority health and health policy.
Connecticut Health Foundation -- Through their Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Initiative the Connecticut Health Foundation funds Connecticut-based organizations with programs that: 1. Create public will to decrease racial and ethnic health disparities in access and treatment; 2. Improve the quality of systems that enhance patient-provider interactions in order to promote health equity.
Hanley Family Foundation -- The Hanley Family Foundation provides funds nation-wide to organizations that advance the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of alcoholism, chemical dependency and addictive behavior, including support for related research and education.
Health Trust -- Based in California, the Health Trust funds organizations that directly benefit residents of Santa Clara County and/or Northern San Benito County. Through their Healthy Communities Initiative, the Health Trust funds organizations that work to reduce health disparities.
Hogg Foundation -- The Hogg Foundation has a focus on improving the mental well-being of all Texans and places emphasis on cultural and linguistically competence in mental health care. They fund fellowships and scholarships to develop the mental health care workforce. For more information click here.
MetroWest Community Health Care Foundation -- Based in Massachusetts, the MetroWest Community Health Care Foundation funds programs that serve the MetroWest area of Massachusetts. Through their Racial and Ethnic Disparities Initiative they fund programs wishing to become a part of an ongoing, community-wide and collaborative effort to reduce health disparities in the MetroWest area.
NCB Capital Impact -- In its Innovative Community Lending for health care project NCB Capital Impact provides flexible financing solutions that successfully preserve and expand affordable health care and behavioral care for low-income families across the country.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation -- RWJF funds programs across the country that support their seven program areas. One of their program areas focuses upon Vulnerable Populations and funds programs committed to meeting the emerging health needs of communities by identifying smarter, cost-effective ways to address problems of the most vulnerable. RWJF seeks new and different partners to expand their reach that can bring smart, innovative solutions to America's communities.
Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland -- Based in Cleveland, Ohio the Sisters of Charity Foundation funds organizations serving Cleveland citizens in one of its focus areas, one of which includes Health Disparities.
Tufts Health Plan Foundation -- Based in Massachusetts, this foundation funds Massachusetts based programs that improve physical, mental, and emotional well-being of older adults, with a focus on eliminating disparities.
Walmart Foundation -- Under their National Giving Program, one of the Walmart Foundation's focus areas includes Health & Wellness which focuses on improving access to health care, reducing health care disparities and promoting healthy lifestyles.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation -- In the United States the W.K. Kellogg foundation has as one of its focuses, Food, Health and Well-Being. This focus area has as one of its emphases to foster stress mitigation and reduction efforts (physical activities, violence prevention) designed to improve mental health and well-being, and create conditions that support mental and physical well-being of marginalized children and families.