ORWH Announces Administrative Supplements to Support Research on the Health of Women in U3 Populations
ORWH has announced the availability of administrative supplements to support research highlighting health inequities among populations of women in the U.S. that are understudied, underrepresented, and underreported (U3) in biomedical research. Applications should provide robust study designs that would explore sex and gender influences and social determinants of health in order to reduce health inequities. The proposed research must address at least one objective from strategic goal 1, 2, or 3 of Advancing Science for the Health of Women: The Trans-NIH Strategic Plan for Women’s Health Research.
There is a complex intersection of internal (e.g., genetics) and external institutional and structural forces (e.g., social determinants of health and experiences of trauma) that play a role in the health status, disease presentation, treatment responses, and health-related quality of life of women across the life course. These administrative supplements will support projects highlighting common sources of disparities in the health of women and girls, with an emphasis on projects that propose to integrate measures beyond the individual level and consider perspectives from multiple disciplines. A broad range of research topics studied at the preclinical, clinical, behavioral, and translational levels are encouraged. Proposals incorporating multilevel interventions, using community-engaged approaches, and focusing on one or more NIH-designated health disparity populations are also desired.
Applications are due January 31, 2022.