Women's Global Health Institute

Funding Opportunities

Women's Mental Health During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period (R21)

Deadline: January 7, 2014

Sponsor: HHS, NIH

Purpose: to outline priority areas for research related to women's mental health during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Priority areas include basic and clinical neuroscience, studies of clinical course, epidemiological factors and risk factors, as well as interventions and services research.

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Social Neuroscience and Neuroeconomics of Aging (R01)

Deadline: March 5, 2012

Sponsor: NIH

Purpose: Examining social, emotional and economic behaviors of relevance to aging, using approaches that examine mechanisms and processes at both (a) the social, behavioral or psychological (emotional, cognitive, motivational) level, and (b) the neurobiological or genetic level. Proposals are encouraged that have an overriding emphasis on economic, social or emotional processes and associated genetic or neurobiological processes.

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Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities

Deadline: April 11, 2012

Sponsor: NIH

Purpose: Behavioral and social science research on the causes and solutions to health and disabilities disparities in the U. S. population. Emphasis on: 1) public policy, 2) health care, and 3) disease/disability prevention.

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Social Network Analysis and Health (R21)

Deadline: April 11, 2012

Sponsor: NIH

Purpose: generate new theories that can further social network analysis; address fundamental questions about the relationship between social networks and health; and develop methodological and technological innovations to facilitate and extend social network analyses.

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New Biomedical Frontiers at the Interface of the Life and Physical Sciences (R01)

Deadline: April 18, 2012

Sponsor: NIH

Purpose: To encourage grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose discovery research that may create entirely new areas of biomedical investigation through bridging the physical and life/behavioral sciences

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Improving Diet and Physical Activity Assessment

Deadline: R01 May 05, 2012 | Deadline: R02 May 16, 2012

Sponsor: NIH

Purpose: Enhancing the quality of measurements of dietary intake and physical activity, including: novel assessment approaches; better methods to evaluate instruments; assessment tools for culturally diverse populations or various age groups, statistical methods to assess or correct for measurement errors or biases, methods to investigate the multidimensionality of diet and physical activity behavior through pattern analysis; or integrated measurement of diet and physical activity along with the environmental context of such behaviors.

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Role of Environmental Chemical Exposures in the Development of Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome

Deadline: May 23, 2012

Sponsor: NIH

Purpose: Must link an environmental exposure to the increased incidence of weight gain, type 2 diabetes and aspects of metabolic syndrome in animal models or human studies

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Home and Family Based Approaches for the Prevention or Management of Overweight or Obesity in Early Childhood (R01)

Deadline: May 23, 2012

Sponsor: NIH 

Purpose: Proposing randomized clinical trials to test novel home- or family-based interventions for the prevention or management of overweight in infancy and early childhood.

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The Role of Apolipoprotein E, Lipoprotein Receptors and CNS Lipid Homeostasis in Brain Aging and Alzheimers Disease (R01)

Deadline: June 1, 2012

Sponsor: NIH 

Purpose: Interdisciplinary research to elucidate how Apolipoprotein E, lipoprotein receptors and CNS lipid homeostasis influence brain aging and the transition to neurodegeneration in Alzheimers disease (AD)

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Nutrition and Obesity (R01)

Deadline: June 5, 2012

Sponsor: NIH 

Purpose: Improving health outcomes for women, infants and children, by stimulating interdisciplinary research focused on maternal nutrition and pre-pregnancy obesity

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Nutrition and Alcohol-Related Health Outcomes (R01)

Deadline: June 5, 2012

Sponsor: NIH 

Purpose: Role of nutrition in the development, prevention, and treatment of a variety of alcohol-related health outcomes. Study designs may include biomedical research, epidemiologic approaches, and intervention studies

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School Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies, Obesogenic Behaviors and Weight Outcomes (R01)

Deadline: June 5, 2012

Sponsor: NIH 

Purpose: (1) foster multidisciplinary research that will evaluate how policies (federal, state and school district levels) can influence school physical activity and nutrition environments, youths’ obesogenic behaviors, and weight outcomes; (2) understand how schools are implementing these policies and examine multi-level influences on adoption and implementation at various levels; and (3) understand the synergistic or counteractive effect of school nutrition and physical activity polices on the home, community environment, and body weight

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Nutrition and Physical Activity Research to Promote Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Health (R01)

Deadline: June 5, 2012

Sponsor: NIH 

Purpose: Roles of nutrition and physical activity in the development, prevention, and management of cardiovascular diseases or pulmonary diseases. In particular: (1) improve knowledge of the contribution of diet and physical activity to these conditions and how sleep influences these relationships, (2) increase the evidence base for refining public health recommendations and clinical guidelines regarding these lifestyle behaviors, and (3) develop and test strategies to improve the adoption of these recommendations.

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Health Disparities in NIDDK Diseases (R01)

Deadline: June 5, 2012

Sponsor: NIH 

Purpose: To understand and mitigate issues of health disparities in high priority diseases within their scope, including diabetes, obesity, nutrition-related disorders, hepatitis C, gallbladder disease, H. Pylori infection, sickle cell disease, kidney diseases, urologic diseases, hematologic diseases, metabolic, gastrointestinal, hepatic, and renal complications from infection with HIV.

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Diet, Epigenetic Events, and Cancer Prevention (R01)

Deadline: June 5, 2012

Sponsor: NIH 

Purpose: To encourage collaborations between nutrition and epigenetic experts to study bioactive food components with cancer-preventative properties and to examine key epigenetic events in cancer processes (e.g., carcinogen metabolism, cell division, differentiation, and apoptosis) in order to begin to establish linkages between epigenetics, methylation patterns, and tumor incidences/behaviors.

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Maternal Nutrition and Pre-pregnancy Obesity: Effects on Mothers, Infants and Children (R01)

Deadline: June 5, 2012

Sponsor: NIH 

Purpose: To improve health outcomes for women, infants and children, by stimulating interdisciplinary research focused on maternal nutrition and pre-pregnancy obesity.

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Non-Invasive Methods for Diagnosis and Progression of Diabetes, Kidney, Urological, Hematological and Digestive Diseases and Hypertensive Disorders (R01)

Deadline: June 5, 2012

Sponsor: NIH 

Purpose: Application of imaging and other non- or minimally-invasive technologies to detect, characterize, diagnose, identify persons with predisposition to, or monitor treatment of diseases. Also needed are new, robust surrogate markers for clinical trial endpoints, and new ways to characterize normal and pathological tissues in vivo.

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Obesity Policy Research: Evaluation and Measures (R01)

Deadline: June 5, 2012

Sponsor: NIH 

Purpose: (1) conduct evaluation research on obesity-related “natural experiments”, and/or (2) develop and/or validate relevant community-level measures. The overarching goal is to inform public policy and research relevant to (1) diet and physical activity behavior, and (2) weight and health outcomes of Americans.

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Development and Validation of Disease Biomarkers (R01)

Deadline: June 5, 2012

Sponsor: NIH 

Purpose: Provide resources to validate candidate biomarkers for well-defined human diseases of the liver, kidney, urological tract, and digestive and hematologic systems, as well as endocrine and metabolic disorders, diabetes and its complications, and obesity. This FOA is not appropriate for biomarker discovery projects.

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Diet Composition and Energy Balance (R01)

Deadline: June 5, 2012

Sponsor: NIH 

Purpose: Investigating the role of diet composition in energy balance, including studies in both animals and humans. Both short and longer-term studies are encouraged, ranging from basic studies investigating the impact of micro-or macronutrient composition on appetite, metabolism, and energy expenditure through clinical studies evaluating the efficacy of diets differing in micro- or macronutrient composition, absorption, dietary variety, or energy density for weight loss or weight maintenance.

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Mechanisms Underlying the Links between Psychosocial Stress, Aging, the Brain and the Body (R01):

Deadline: June 5, 2012

Sponsor: NIH 

Purpose: Interdisciplinary research to elucidate the mechanistic links between psychosocial stress and health in aging, as well as how the aging process and age-related diseases affect the responses to psychosocial stressors. Research focused on oxidative stress or on environmental or physical stressors of a non-psychosocial nature is not appropriate to this FOA

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Prioritizing Molecular Targets for Cancer Prevention with Nutritional Combinations (R01)

Deadline: June 5, 2012

Sponsor: NIH 

Purpose: To enhance our understanding about the dynamic interrelationship that exists between bioactive food components (and/or combinations thereof) and cancer prevention. Applications are encouraged to consider either multiple dietary bioactive components, intact foods or multiple foods utilizing physiologically relevant concentrations of the agents

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Accelerating the Pace of Drug Abuse Research Using Existing Epidemiology, Prevention, and Treatment Research Data (R01)

Deadline: June 5, 2012

Sponsor: NIH 

Purpose: Innovative analysis of existing social science and behavioral data to study the etiology and epidemiology of drug using behaviors (defined as alcohol, tobacco, and other drug), HIV risk behaviors, related disorders, prevention and treatment of these behaviors, and health service utilization including quality, access, and costs

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Healthy Habits: Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (R01)

Deadline: June 5, 2012

Sponsor: NIH 

Purpose: Employ innovative research to identify mechanisms of influence and/or promote positive sustainable health behavior(s) in children and youth (birth to age 18). Applications to promote positive health behavior(s) should target social and cultural factors. Applications from multidisciplinary teams are strongly encouraged

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Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R01)

Deadline: June 5, 2012

Sponsor: NIH 

Purpose: Identify, develop, and refine effective and efficient methods, structures, and strategies to disseminate and implement research-tested health behavior change interventions and evidence-based prevention, early detection, diagnostic, treatment, and quality of life improvement services into public health and clinical practice settings

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Translating Basic Behavioral and Social Science Discoveries into Interventions to Improve Health-Related Behaviors (R01)

Deadline: June 5, 2012

Sponsor: NIH 

Purpose: To translate findings from basic research on human behavior into effective clinical, community, or population-based behavioral interventions to improve health

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The Effect of Racial and Ethnic Discrimination/Bias on Health Care Delivery (R01)

Deadline: June 5, 2012

Sponsor: NIH 

Purpose: (1) improve the measurement of racial/ethnic discrimination in health care delivery systems through improved instrumentation, data collection, and statistical/analytical techniques; (2) enhance understanding of the influence of racial/ethnic discrimination in health care delivery and its association with disparities in disease incidence, treatment, and outcomes among disadvantaged racial/ethnic minority groups: and (3) reduce the prevalence of racial/ethnic health disparities through the development of interventions to reduce the influence of racial/ethnic discrimination on health care delivery systems in the United States (U.S.).

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Health Promotion for Children With Physical Disabilities Through Physical Activity and Diet: Developing An Evidence Base (R01)

Deadline: June 5, 2012

Sponsor: NIH 

Purpose: Improve our understanding of how patterns of physical activity and dietary choice affect the health and fitness of children with physical disabilities. Proposed research should account for the functional limitations of children with disabilities and their nutritional needs, as well as the physiological, psychosocial, and environmental factors that play a role in determining the health of this population

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Diet-Induced Changes in Inflammation as Determinants of Colon Cancer (R01)

Deadline: June 5, 2012

Sponsor: NIH 

Purpose: Identification and characterization of: a) diet-induced changes in anti- and pro-inflammatory mediators that modulate colon cancer risk; b) genetic polymorphisms that modify the responses to specific bioactive food components with regard to colon cancer inhibition; and c) the physiological effectiveness of dietary components in terms of concentration, activity, duration of exposure, degrees of stability, chemical forms, and receptor-binding affinity in inflammatory colonocytes. This FOA will not support applications that propose epidemiological studies based on diet-related risks of colon cancer.

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Systems Science and Health in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (R01)

Deadline: June 5, 2012

Sponsor: NIH 

Purpose: To develop basic and applied projects utilizing systems science methodologies relevant to human behavioral and social sciences and health.  Research projects are either applied or basic in nature (including methodological development), have a human behavioral and/or social science focus, and feature systems science methodologies.

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Family and Interpersonal Relationships in an Aging Context (R01)

Deadline: June 5, 2012

Sponsor: NIH 

Purpose: Understanding of the role of families and interpersonal relationships in the health and wellbeing of older people. This will be accomplished through increasing scientific knowledge on the effects of family and interpersonal relationships on behavioral and social processes of relevance to aging; and on how these processes change over the life course and across cohorts. A broad range of methods and approaches are encouraged.

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Mechanisms Underlying the Links between Psychosocial Stress, Aging, the Brain and the Body (R01)

Deadline: June 5, 2012

Sponsor: NIH 

Purpose: focused on (1) aging and how neural mechanisms respond to psychosocial stress and affect other body systems, (2) characterizing the behavioral, psychological and social mechanisms and pathways involved in transducing psychosocial stressors into health outcomes, (3) how stressors modulate physiological process underlying life-span, immune mechanisms, and metabolism, and (4) how psychosocial stress contributes to the development or progression of geriatric syndromes, chronic medical conditions, and disabilities in later life. Research is strongly encouraged that aims to identify appropriate targets for intervention, at any level of analysis, from societal to molecular. Research spanning multiple levels of analysis is particularly encouraged. Research focused on oxidative stress or on environmental or physical stressors of a non-psychosocial nature is not appropriate to this FOA.

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Secondary Analyses of Existing Data Sets and Stored Biospecimens to Address Clinical Aging Research Questions (R01)

Deadline: June 5, 2012

Sponsor: NIH 

Purpose: to support short term projects involving secondary analysis of existing data sets
or stored biospecimens, to address clinically-related issues on aging changes influencing health across the life span, and/or on diseases and disabilities in older persons. This FOA will support activities addressing specific hypotheses in clinical aging research and/or to inform the design and implementation of future epidemiologic or human intervention studies, or current geriatric practice in maintenance of health, management of disease, and prevention of disability. Existing data sets may also be used to develop and test new statistical analytical approaches. Costs for archiving of data to be made publicly available may be included in the budget, as long as the archival activities are related to the proposed secondary analyses.

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Home and Family Based Approaches for the Prevention or Management of Overweight or Obesity in Early Childhood (R01)

Deadline: June 5, 2012

Sponsor: NIH 

Purpose: invites applications that propose randomized clinical trials testing novel home-
or family-based interventions for the prevention or management of overweight in infancy and early childhood. Tested interventions can use behavioral (including dietary and physical activity), environmental, or other relevant approaches.  Applications should focus on infants and young children (to age six years) and emphasize the role of home environment and the influence of family/extended family members and parents (including guardians/substantial care-providers) within the child’s home environment

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Molecular and Cellular Substrates of Complex Brain Disorders (R01)

Deadline: June 5, 2012

Sponsor: NIH 

Purpose: discovery of the impact of alterations associated with complex brain disorders on the fundamental cellular and molecular substrates of neuronal function.

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Development and Characterization of Animal Models for Aging Research (R01)

Deadline: June 5, 2012

Sponsor: NIH 

Purpose: characterize aging at the physiological, biochemical and functional levels in existing animal models, including but not limited to animal models currently used in other scientific fields that have potential to benefit aging research; develop new animal models for aging research; develop unique cell lines for aging research; use comparative biology to identify models of highest priority for aging research; or develop informatics that enhance the utilization of animals for aging research

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Single Cell Studies in Aging Research (R01)

Deadline: June 5, 2012

Sponsor: NIH 

Purpose: Applications using -omics technologies, imaging, optofluidic platforms, mass spectroscopy, whole genome sequencing, and other tools and technologies at the single cell level are encouraged since it is expected that the single cell approach will improve the determination of unique and biologically significant properties of tissues and organs during the aging process.

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Critical Illness and Injury in Aging (R01)

Deadline: June 5, 2012

Sponsor: NIH 

Purpose: To study mechanisms and management of critical illness and injury, including trauma and neurotrauma, in aging. Studies may be mechanistic, observational, or interventional in nature. Secondary analyses of existing datasets, such as from large observational studies or clinical trials, may be proposed

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Studies of Energy Balance and Cancer in Humans (R01)

Deadline: June 5, 2012

Sponsor: NCI

Purpose: To define factors affecting energy balance and to define mechanisms influencing cancer risk, prognosis, and quality of life. These studies may range from new analyses of existing datasets to additional collection of data and biological specimens in ongoing investigations.

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Epigenetic Approaches in Cancer Epidemiology (R01)

Deadline: June 5, 2012

Sponsor: NCI

Purpose: To evaluate profiles of methylation, histone modifications and micro RNA (miRNA) and their association with risk of developing cancer in different populations.

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Mitochondria in Cancer Epidemiology, Detection, Diagnosis and Prognosis (R01)

Deadline: June 5, 2012

Sponsor: NCI

Purpose: To develop and validate new mitochondrial-related biomarkers for cancer early detection, diagnosis, prognosis, risk assessment, and response to preventive and ameliorative treatments

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Enhancing Tumoricidal Activity of Natural Killer (NK) Cells by Dietary Components for Cancer Prevention (R01)

Deadline: June 5, 2012

Sponsor: NCI

Purpose: Establishing the physiological significance of dietary components in modulating the tumoricidal cell activity of natural killer (NK) cells for cancer prevention.

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Identifying Non-coding RNA Targets for Cancer Early Detection and Prevention (R01)

Deadline: June 5, 2012

Sponsor: NCI

Purpose: Discovery and characterization of non-coding (nc) RNAs in preneoplasias and early stage cancers to: 1) improve early cancer detection, intervention, and prevention; 2) predict risk of progression from preneoplasia to cancer, and 3) distinguish benign lesions from precancerous lesions.

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Development, Application, and Evaluation of Prediction Models for Cancer Risk and Prognosis (R01)

Deadline: June 5, 2012

Sponsor: NCI

Purpose: Research applications from clinicians, epidemiologists, geneticists, statisticians, and translational researchers working in the field of cancer control and prevention to improve existing models for cancer risk and prognosis by developing innovative research projects that use existing data; develop new models for cancer risk and prognosis; and validate new models and evaluate their utility in research and clinic settings.

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Validation of Novel Therapeutic Targets for Huntington’s Disease (R01)

Deadline: June 5, 2012

Sponsor: NIH

Purpose: invites applications aimed at validating novel molecular targets for disease-modifying therapeutic intervention in Huntington’s disease. This FOA is for support of new projects, and not the continuation of projects that have already been initiated with NIH funding.

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Calcium Oxalate Stone Diseases (R01)

Deadline: June 5, 2012

Sponsor: NIH

Purpose: To increase investigator interest in research into oxalate metabolism, transport and homeostasis, and oxalate stone diseases. This initiative encourages basic, clinical or epidemiological studies that utilize new and innovative approaches to study the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of these disorders

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Bioenergetics, Fatigability, and Activity Limitations in Aging (R21)

Deadline: June 16, 2012

Sponsor: NIH

Purpose: To study bioenergetic factors underlying increased fatigability and activity limitations in aging, focusing on 1) elucidate specific alterations in bioenergetics related to increased fatigability and activity limitations; 2) develop and evaluate improved measures of fatigability related to bioenergetics; 3) evaluate interventions for increased fatigability and activity limitations that target alterations in bioenergetics and lead to improved quality of life.

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Exploratory/Developmental Grants Program for Basic Cancer Research in Cancer Health Disparities (R21)

Deadline: June 20, 2012

Sponsor: NIH 

Purpose: Conducting basic research studies into the biological causes and mechanisms ofcancer health disparities

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Basic Cancer Research in Cancer Health Disparities (U01)

Deadline: June 20, 2012

Sponsor: NIH 

Purpose: Conducting basic, mechanistic research into the biologic/genetic causes of cancer health disparities

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Exploratory Grant Award to Promote Workforce Diversity in Basic Cancer Research (R21)

Deadline: June 20, 2012

Sponsor: NIH 

Purpose: Invites applications by investigators from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in basic and biomedical cancer research

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Advancing Novel Science in Women’s Health Research (ANSWHR) (R21)

Deadline: October 16, 2012

Sponsor: ORWH

Purpose: to promote innovative, interdisciplinary research that will advance new concepts in women’s health research and the study of sex/gender differences. ORWH is particularly interested in encouraging extramural investigators to undertake new interdisciplinary research to advance studies on how sex and gender factors affect women's health; however, applications in all areas of women’s health and/or sex/gender research are invited. 

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