Translational Research to Help Older Adults Maintain their Health and Independence in the Community (R01, R21)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications using the R01 award mechanism for translational research that moves evidence-based research findings toward the development of new interventions, programs, policies, practices, and tools that can be used by organizations in the community to help older adults remain healthy and independent, productively engaged, and living in their own homes and communities.  The goal of this FOA is to support translational research involving collaborations between academic research centers and community-based organizations with expertise serving or engaging older adults (such as city and state health departments, city/town leadership councils, educational institutions, workplaces, Area Agencies on Aging, and organizations funded or assisted by the Corporation for National and Community Service) that will enhance our understanding of practical tools, techniques, programs and policies that communities across the nation can use to more effectively respond to needs of the aging population. 

Although this funding opportunity will utilize the R01 mechanism, it will run in parallel with a program announcement of identical scientific scope, PA-14-159, that will utilize the exploratory/developmental (R21) grant mechanism.


  • R01 Application Due Date(s): Feb. 5, Jun. 5, Oct. 5
  • R21 Application Due Date(s): Feb. 16, Jun. 16, Oct. 16
  • AIDS Application Due Date(s): Jan. 7, May 7, Sep. 7

PA-14-161 Expiration Date May 8, 2017




Community Outreach and Engagement
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

February 5, 2017