Use of Technology to Enhance Patient Outcomes and Prevent Illness (R01, R21)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks clinical research focused on the development and utilization of technologies that can help address patient outcomes. Relevant areas of technology include remote healthcare delivery to patients via telehealth, robotics to enhance medication adherence, on-site (e.g., clinical or home setting) care delivery, mobile heath to increase access and adherence, web-based decision support tools, and others.  Research projects may focus on assessment, diagnosis, intervention development, or intervention implementation.  Research projects that a) incorporate emerging and cutting edge technologies to explain and predict patient trajectories, b) inform interventions, c) support real-time clinical decision making, and d) facilitate effective long-term management of chronic illness are especially needed.  Critical to this FOA, proposed research should identify specific patient outcomes expected to improve from technological approaches.  The specific tools or interventions proposed should clearly indicate how they will enhance patient benefits in environments, such as clinical settings, and/or in the home and community.

Although this funding opportunity uses the R01 grant mechanism, it runs in parallel with a program announcement of identical scientific scope, PA-18-163, 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-18-145 Expiration Date January 8, 2020




Engineering and Physical Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

October 5, 2019