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Advancing Novel Science in Women's Health Research (ANSWHR) Exploratory/Developmental Research Grants (R21) (PAS-10-226)



The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) and co-sponsoring NIH institutes and centers (ICs), is to promote innovative, interdisciplinary research that will advance new concepts in women's health research and the study of sex/gender differences. Recent research reports have established the importance of studying issues specific to women, including the scientific and clinical importance of analyzing data separately for females and males. ORWH is particularly interested in encouraging extramural investigators to undertake new interdisciplinary research to advance studies on how sex and gender factors affect women's health; however, applications in all areas of women's health and/or sex/gender research are invited.

In addition to the research guidelines stated in the FOA, NLM is interested in topics related to biomedical informatics and knowledge management. This FOA supports exploratory/developmental research through the NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21) award mechanism.

NLM Contact

Dr. Hua-Chuan Sim,


Deadlines for New Applications: October 16, 2010; October 16, 2011, October 16, 2012
Deadlines for Revised Applications: November 16, 2010; November 16, 2011; November 16, 2012
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Last Reviewed: November 22, 2022