The scientific expertise and resources across the RCMI Network uniquely positions our researchers to collaborate and vie for major funding opportunities. The RTRN Research Coordinating Center (RCC) is posed to facilitate activities of uniting our scientists, identifying resources and supporting efforts to apply. The RCC is introducing the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) webinars. The goal is to unite RCMI expertise in a collaborative team effort to develop and submit a proposal for each opportunity, and to ensure successful implementation of the protocol if funded.

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Addressing health disparities in NIDDK diseases (R01)

June 27, 20113  (3pm EDT)

FOA purpose is to improve understanding of causes of high priority diseases in US and to develop and test more effective interventions for reducing/eliminating health disparities. Research is encouraged in following high priority diseases: diabetes, obesity, nutrition-related disorders, hepatitis C, gallbladder disease, H. Pylori infection, sickle cell disease, kidney diseases, and urologic diseases, and hematologic diseases, metabolic, gastrointestinal, hepatic, and renal complications from infection with HIV.

Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy (R01) (R21) (R03)

July 25, 20113  (3pm EDT)

The FOA purpose is to encourage methodological, intervention and dissemination research for understanding and promoting health literacy. Health literacy is defined as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions (Ratzan and Parker, 2000).

Innovative Measurement Tools for Community Engaged Research (RO1) (R21)

August 29, 20113  (3pm EDT)

This funding opportunity announcement issued by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) seeks to develop innovative measurement tools for community engaged research efforts.