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New NIH Funding Opportunities for RADx-UP Initiative

June 4, 2020

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued a new Notice of Intent to Publish (NOITP) for four Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) as part of the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics for Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) initiative. RADx-UP is 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.

NINR will participate in all four funding opportunities. These include three Notices of Special Interest which will solicit community-engaged research to understand COVID-19 disparities; increase access to and effectiveness of diagnostic testing interventions among underserved and vulnerable populations; and understand the social, ethical, and behavioral implications of testing in these populations. NINR will also participate in a funding opportunity to support a Coordination and Data Collection Center.

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

For more information on the funding opportunities, please visit:

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