Community-Engaged Health Equity Research in Neuroscience Initiative (R01– CT Not Allowed)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health


This NOFO solicits applications to establish clinical trial readiness for community-driven research interventions to decrease disparities in neurological disorders in NIH-designated populations that experience health disparities (HDPs).  These clinical studies will utilize community-engaged research and collaborative, multidisciplinary teams to identify, develop, and evaluate strategies to improve outcomes related to neurological disorders in HDPs and fill gaps in clinical trial readiness. Expected outcomes include 1) Identifying and understanding drivers of health disparities and barriers for specific neurological disorders within HDP communities, 2) Identifying specific modifiable targets to prevent and/or decrease neurological morbidity/mortality and inequities among HDPs, and 3) Developing future community-driven research interventions to decrease disparities and gaps in neurological health among HDPs. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) intends to enhance the quality and increase the likelihood of success of future clinical trials in neurological health disparities by supporting studies leading to trial readiness.  

Companion FOA: RFA-NS-24-007 , R34 Planning Grant


  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): 30 days prior to application due date.

  • Application Due Date: Oct. 4, 2023; Feb. 2, 2024

RFA-NS-24-006 Expiration Date February 03, 2024

Agency Website



Amount Description

Application budgets are limited to $500,000 in direct costs per year and need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 5 years.

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

February 2, 2024