Community-Engaged Health Equity Research in Neuroscience Initiative (R34 – CT Not Allowed)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

 This NOFO solicits applications for planning grants to assess feasibility and/or determine best practices to conduct community-engaged health equity research in neurological disorders with populations that experience health disparities (HDPs). If successful, these planning grants would support, enable and/or lay the groundwork for future clinical studies or trials. In addition to posing a research question related to addressing health disparities in neurological disorders, applicants must also be filling a gap in 1) Engagement with one or more HDP communities; and/or 2) Multidisciplinary research team expertise in neurological disorders, health disparities research and/or community-engaged research. Expected outcomes would advance understanding of drivers of health disparities and barriers to neurological health equity and establish collaborative research teams, including community partners, with appropriate expertise in community engagement with HDPs, health disparities research and neurological disorders.

Companion FOA: RFA-NS-24-006 , R01 Research Project


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

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

RFA-NS-24-007 Expiration Date February 03, 2024

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Amount Description

Application budgets are limited to $450,000 in direct costs over a maximum of 3 years and need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. Although variations from year to year are permissible, in no case may any year be more than $225,000 in direct costs, and total direct costs for the entire project period may not exceed $450,000.

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

February 2, 2024