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Grants and Funding: Extramural Programs (EP)

Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy Research Grants (R01) (PAR-13-130)

http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-130.html

Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy Exploratory/Developmental Grants (R21) (PAR-13-132)

http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-132.html

Purpose

The ultimate goal of these program announcements is to encourage empirical research on health literacy concepts, theory and interventions as these relate to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' public health priorities that are outlined in its HealthierUS and Healthy People initiative. Health literacy is defined as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. These programs support fundamental research (R01) and exploratory/developmental research (R21).

NLM is interested in research relating to the ways computers can be used to help health disparity populations or minority and other underrepresented populations make informed decisions about their health. Research topics of interest include computerized health literacy tools for information organization, visualization and decision-making. For any proposed project to be competitive for NLM funding, an evaluation arm must be included that assesses validity and reliability of findings, or efficacy of a proposed intervention.

These programs expire May 8, 2016 unless reissued. Only electronic applications are accepted.

NLM Contact

Dr. Alan VanBiervliet, alan.vanbiervliet@nih.gov  

Deadlines (R01)

Deadlines for New Applications: February 5, June 5 and October 5 each year
Deadlines for Revised Applications: March 5, July 5 and November 5 each year
Full listing of deadlines for competing applications: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ep/Deadlines.html

Deadlines (R21)

Deadlines for New Applications: February 16, June 16, and October 16 each year
Deadlines for Revised Applications: March 16, July 16, and November 16 each year
Full listing of deadlines for competing applications: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ep/Deadlines.html