Palliative Care Needs of Individuals with Rare Advanced Diseases and Their Family Caregivers (R01, R21)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks to expand knowledge and increase the evidence base for palliative care (PC) in advanced rare diseases, including rare cancers, and to improve physical and psychosocial well-being and quality of life among seriously ill individuals and their family caregivers.

Although this funding opportunity uses the R01 grant mechanism, it runs in parallel with a program announcement of identical scientific scope, PA-18-167, which uses the exploratory/developmental (R21) grant mechanism.


  • R01 Due Dates: Feb. 5, Jun. 5, Oct. 5
  • R21 Due Dates: Feb. 16, Jun. 16, Oct. 16
  • AIDS Due Dates: Jan. 7, May 7, Sep. 7

PA-18-149 Expiration Date January 8, 2020




Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

October 5, 2019