The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), ORWH, and other NIH institutes and centers recently released a notice of special interest (NOSI) announcing “Administrative Supplements for Research on Women’s Health in the IDeA States” (NOT-GM-20-017). These supplements will help to address important issues of women’s health—particularly those involving maternal and infant morbidity and mortality as well as their underlying causes. Each supplement will provide 1 year of support. 

The supplements will expand research and research capabilities in IDeA States—that is, States recognized by the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program as having historically low levels of NIH funding. Residents in IDeA States, including women and children, especially those living in rural areas, often have less access to health care and suffer from poorer health outcomes than the average American. Several IDeA States are among those with the highest rates of maternal and infant mortality. 

The proposed research must address at least one of the strategic goals of The Trans-NIH Strategic Plan for Women’s Health Research. The due date for applications is April 30, 2020. Eligibility is limited to existing awardees of the NIGMS programs COBRE, IDeA-CTR, and INBRE. Research projects proposed in the supplement application must be led by IDeA-funded research project leaders.

More information on this NOSI is available here.