The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is encouraging research to test the implementation of COVID-19 diagnostic testing in underserved or vulnerable communities through the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics for Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) initiative. On June 12, 2020, the NIH published three Notices of Special Interest to solicit emergency competitive revision applications to existing awards and a fourth funding opportunity announcement for a Coordination and Data Collection Center to support the goals of the NIH RADx-UP program.
NIH will hold two pre-application webinars.
The first webinar, to be held on Friday, June 26, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT, will include an overview of the RADx-UP initiative, followed by presentations on each funding opportunity (NOT-OD-20-119, NOT-OD-20-120, NOT-OD-20-121, and RFA-OD-20-013) with question and answer sessions for each. The webinar will conclude with a final, open question and answer session.
The second webinar, to be held on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT, will focus on questions for applications for the Coordinating and Data Collection Center in response to RFA-OD-20-013. Questions related to the other three FOAs will also be addressed.
Questions can also be pre-submitted at RADxInfo@nih.gov by:
- 11:59 p.m. local time on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 for the June 26, 2020 webinar
- 11:59 p.m. local time on Monday, June 29, 2020 for the July 1, 2020 webinar
Registration is required. Register and learn more about these webinars here.
Please contact your program officer or the scientific contacts listed on the funding opportunities if you would like additional information.