Funding Opportunities

NIH-funded research has led to breakthroughs and the development of new treatments, helping people live longer, healthier lives and building the research foundation that drives discovery. ORWH publishes and participates in various NIH funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) that seek to advance the science on the health of women. This page includes a curated selection of funding opportunities supporting maternal health research at both the NIH and broader U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This list of FOAs is not exhaustive but is updated on a regular basis to include funding opportunities from the sources mentioned above. For additional NIH-related funding opportunity information, you may visit the NIH Funding Opportunities page.

The following funding opportunities can be sorted across each column header. Click the specific column heading in the table to modify how the information is listed.

Title Announcement Number Issuing Organization Opening Date Closing Date
Prevention of Perinatal Depression: Improving Intervention Delivery for At-Risk Individuals (R34 Clinical Trial Required) RFA-MH-21-241 NIMH 10/9/2021 11/10/2021
Prevention of Perinatal Depression: Improving Intervention Delivery for At-Risk Individuals (R01 Clinical Trial Required) RFA-MH-21-240 NIMH 10/8/2021 11/10/2021
Fentanyl and its Analogs: Effects and Consequences for Treatment of Addiction and Overdose (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional) RFA-DA-22-022 NIDA 10/11/2021 11/12/2021
Mobile Health: Technology and Outcomes in Low and Middle Income Countries (R21/R33 - Clinical Trial Optional) PAR-21-303 FIC 10/15/2021 11/15/2021
Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Innovation Award – General Data/Technology Innovations (Track One) HRSA-22-089 HRSA 9/3/2021 11/26/2021
ARP Act Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Innovation Award – COVID-19 Related Data/Technology Innovations (Track Two) HRSA-22-102 HRSA 9/3/2021 11/26/2021
The Intersection of Sex and Gender Influences on Health and Disease (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) RFA-OD-19-029 ORWH 9/27/2019 11/27/2021
Human Milk as a Biological System (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) RFA-HD-22-020 NICHD 10/29/2021 11/29/2021
HHS Racial Equity in Postpartum Care Challenge N/A OWH 9/30/2021 12/7/2021
Novel Approaches to Safe, Non-Invasive, Real Time Assessment of Human Placenta Development and Function Across Pregnancy (R01 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-18-884 NICHD 11/4/2018 12/7/2021
Novel Approaches to Safe, Non-Invasive, Real Time Assessment of Human Placenta Development and Function Across Pregnancy (R21 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-18-885 NICHD 11/4/2018 12/7/2021
American Women: Assessing Risk Epidemiologically (AWARE) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) RFA-AI-21-058 NIAID 11/9/2021 12/10/2021
Collaborative Partnership between Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) and Alcohol Research Centers (U54 Clinical Trial Optional) RFA-AA-21-015 NIAAA 9/1/2021 12/16/2021
Rural Residency Planning and Development Program HRSA-22-094 HRSA 10/20/2021 12/20/2021
Notice of Special Interest: Advancing the Understanding, Prevention, and Management of Infections Transmitted from Women to their Infants NOT-HD-19-021 NICHD 9/20/2019 1/8/2022
Practice-Based Suicide Prevention Research Centers (P50 Clinical Trial Optional) PAR-20-286 NIMH 9/19/2020 1/27/2022
Notice of Information: Upcoming Prize Competition Announcement for the NIH Technology Accelerator Challenge - Maternal Health NOT-EB-21-028 NIBIB 11/1/2021 2/1/2022
Dyadic Interpersonal Processes and Biopsychosocial Outcomes (R01 Clinical Trials Not Allowed) PAR-21-281 OPPNET 7/9/2021 2/5/2022
Dyadic Interpersonal Processes and Biopsychosocial Outcomes (R01 - Basic Experimental Studies with Humans) PAR-21-280 OPPNET 7/9/2021 3/5/2022
Notice of Special Interest: Administrative Supplements for NIMH Grants to Expand Perinatal Mental Health Interventions and Services Research NOT-MH-21-215 NIMH 8/17/2021 4/2/2022
Notice of Special Interest: Research to Improve Pre-Pregnancy Care and Enhance Healthy Birth Intervals NOT-HD-19-019 NICHD 9/4/2019 9/8/2022
Notice of Special Interest: Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) NOT-MD-20-011 NIMHD 3/27/2020 9/8/2022
NIH Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-20-240 NINDS 12/25/2020 9/27/2022
NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities (G08 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-20-283 NLM 9/23/2020 10/22/2022
Translational Research in Maternal and Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) PAR-20-300 NICHD 11/10/2020 12/10/2022
Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) PAR-20-310 NIMHD 10/27/2020 3/28/2023
Special Emphasis Notice (SEN): AHRQ Announces Interest in Health Services Research to Advance Health Equity NOT-HS-21-014 AHRQ 4/29/2021 4/27/2023
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral
Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31-Diversity)
PAR-20-251 NIH 7/8/2020 5/8/2023
Fertility Status as a Marker for Overall Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) PAR-20-281 NICHD 9/19/2020 6/20/2023
Fertility Status as a Marker for Overall Health (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-20-282 NICHD 9/19/2020 6/20/2023
Research to Improve Native American Health (R21 Clinical Trials Optional) PAR-20-214 NIDA 4/17/2021 9/8/2023
Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) PAR-20-238 NIDA 4/17/2021 9/8/2023
Development of the Fetal Immune System (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-20-298 NICHD 3/27/2020 12/7/2023
Global Brain and Nervous System Disorders Research Across the Lifespan (R01 Clinical Trials Optional) PAR-21-311 FIC 11/9/2021 12/12/2023
Global Brain and Nervous System Disorders Research Across the Lifespan (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) PAR-21-319 FIC 11/9/2021 12/12/2023
Reproductive Health, Pregnancy, and Parenting among Women with Disabilities NOT-HD-21-025 NICHD 4/27/2021 5/31/2024
The Role of Work in Health Disparities in the U.S. (R01 Clinical Trials Optional) PAR-21-275 NIMHD 6/25/2021 9/8/2024
Notice of Special Interest: Public Policy Effects on Alcohol-, Cannabis-, Tobacco-, and Other Drug-Related Behaviors and Outcomes NOT-AA-21-028 NIAAA 7/5/2021 9/8/2024