Community Partnerships to Advance Science for Society (ComPASS): Coordination Center (U24 Clinical Trial Optional)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit applications for the Community Partnerships to Advance Science for Society (ComPASS) Coordination Center (CCC). The CCC will provide administration, coordination, data, and research capacity-building and training support to the ComPASS consortium. In addition to the CCC, the consortium includes Community-led, Health Equity Structural Intervention (CHESI) projects that intervene on structural factors that create and perpetuate health inequities and Health Equity Research Hubs to provide localized technical assistance to the community-led health equity structural interventions. This FOA seeks to fund a single Coordination Center as an integral part of the ComPASS Program.


  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): December 27, 2022

  • Application Due Date: January 27, 2023

RFA-RM-23-001 Expiration Date January 28, 2023


Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Together, the CCC PI(s) and staff should have relevant expertise that must include statistics and/or econometrics, data and compute platform development and data and team science. The team may include experts in community-based participatory research, community-engaged research, health equity, health disparity, research capacity-building and training as well as experts in experimental and quasi-experimental study design and implementation. Together, the CCC PI(s) and staff should have the following minimum qualifications of experience and expertise:

  • Planning, developing, and executing multiple community-based studies, and the special consent and IRB procedures needed for the conduct of structural-level and community-engaged/led intervention research.
  • A broad range of clinical trial study design (i.e., experimental and quasi-experimental design and implementation) and statistical expertise (e.g., econometrics), particularly with health disparity, health equity and community-engaged/led intervention research.
  • Designing data collection and management systems, including distributed data entry, and capabilities and experience with research performance and data quality control systems.
  • Project management and knowledge of workflow and research team practices in the planning and implementation of community clinical trials.

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

January 27, 2023