This FOA seeks to fund innovative community partnered research by diverse teams that addresses community-driven priorities for reducing disparities in outcomes for racial and ethnic minority populations related to in substance use, addiction, and related health outcomes consequences, including HIV. Research projects should demonstrate that they will have a major impact in improving outcomes related to substance misuse, with a goal of identifying or targeting strategies to prevent, reduce, or eliminate racial and/or ethnic disparities in substance use outcomes.
Topics of interest for this FOA include the list below, however applications need not be limited to the topics on this list:
- Etiological studies that identify causal mechanisms that lead to differential patterns of onset of drug use and progression to substance use disorder (SUD) for racial or ethnic minority populations affected by disparities in drug use consequences and treatment utilization. Applications focusing on etiology must describe how the research will be used to inform intervention development and include investigators on the study team with intervention expertise to facilitate translation of research results to intervention research and practice.
- Identifying strategies derived from a structural orientation to mitigate the contribution of implicit and explicit bias, race-based discrimination and microaggressions that contribute to vulnerability to substance use and misuse
- Investigating patterns of access to and utilization of prevention and treatment services, including understanding and intervening to address stigma, mistrust, financial barriers, location, and other barriers described by research participants, community members or other stakeholders.
- Addressing bias within the educational and juvenile justice systems, including research on the impact of differential treatment on risk for poor outcomes related to drug use and drug involvement.
- Testing novel prevention or treatment interventions, or adapting existing interventions to make them more culturally specific or implementable within a specific service system (e.g., justice, child welfare, primary care)
- NIDA intends to commit approximately $2 million total in FY 2023 for this initiative, spread across RFA-DA-23-013 and RFA-DA-23-032. Approximately 2 awards per RFA are anticipated, contingent upon availability of funds and receipt of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Meritorious applications may be considered for funding beyond the committed amount.
- The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 5 years.
- Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
- Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- Special district governments
- Independent school districts
- Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- Small businesses
- State governments
- For profit organizations other than small businesses
- City or township governments
- County governments
- Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
- Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
- Private institutions of higher education
- Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=343039