The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support innovative research to understand factors uniquely associated with the immigration experience that contribute to health disparities or health advantages among U.S. immigrant populations. This includes but is not limited to risk/protective factors associated with immigration processes from influences that push migration from the sending country, through the experience of immigration, to the experience of resettlement, short and long term residence in the U.S. and the process of acculturation that affect the health of U.S. immigrant populations (particularly migrant workers, recent and 1st generation immigrants). For the purposes of this funding announcement, the term “1st generation” refers to people who were born in their native country and relocated to the U.S. The term “2nd generation” refers to the U.S. born children of 1st generation immigrants.
Given the scientific literature documenting health inequities among immigrant populations, this announcement calls for multidisciplinary research to address the specific underlying causes and mechanisms of health disparities and health advantages among immigrant populations, particularly among migrant workers, recent and 1st generation immigrants.
Many potential individual, contextual and structural factors influence the health of immigrants; therefore, this FOA invites applications that include multidisciplinary research to understand the interplay of multiple factors that cause health disparities among underserved immigrant populations and the mechanisms through which they operate. A framework to demonstrate the multidomain, multilevel factors that may influence health disparities are available.
Applications are due June 5, 2021.