This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications from institutions proposing to develop, or renew, a Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) that focuses on behavioral and social science research in a key area related to aging and/or to health disparities in older adults.
Donor Name: National Institutes of Health
State: All States
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $500,000
Grant Duration: 5 years
The goal of the RCMAR program is two-fold: (1) to diversify the research workforce in priority areas of social, behavioral, psychological, and economic research on aging by mentoring promising scientists from diverse backgrounds; and (2) to develop a research and mentoring infrastructure to foster rigorous behavioral and social science research on aging in a high priority research area that can advance aging-relevant scientific discoveries, lead to the elimination of health disparities and health inequities, and improve the health and well-being of older adults who are members of the National Institute on Aging’s (NIA) Priority Populations, as specified in the NIA Health Disparities Research Framework. To achieve the goal of the RCMAR program, applications are expected to propose multipronged, collaborative approaches in a supportive environment that embraces, integrates, and strengthens diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA).
Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) Program: Refers collectively to a Center Core Grants (P30) program to mentor promising scientists from diverse backgrounds, including, but not limited to, individuals from underrepresented groups in the biomedical sciences for sustained and impactful behavioral and social science research careers focused on aging, health disparities in older adults, and/or Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and AD-related dementias (ADRD). The program is supported by the Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR) at the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The program is comprised of the three following types of Centers that operate independently, and in cooperation with all the other Centers:
- RCMAR(s): P30 Center(s) that focus(es) on behavioral and social science research in a priority research area related to aging and/or to health disparities in older adults. The Center(s) is/are funded through this FOA, RFA-AG-23-026. Hereafter, the Centers will also be referred to as “RCMAR Center(s)” or “Centers.”
- AD/ADRD RCMAR(s): P30 Center(s) that focus(es) on research related to AD/ADRD in a selected area of behavioral and social science. The Center(s) is/are funded through RFA-AG-23-025. Hereafter, the center(s) will also be referred to as “AD/ADRD Center(s).”
- RCMAR Coordinating Center (CC): A center that provides leadership for the RCMAR program through a cooperative agreement with NIA. The CC is funded through RFA-AG-23-027, using the Resource-Related Research Projects – Cooperative Agreements (U24) funding mechanism.
- Award Ceiling: $500,000
- The maximum project period is 5 years.
- Higher Education Institutions
- Public/State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
- Private Institutions of Higher Education
- The following types of Higher Education Institutions are always encouraged to apply for NIH support as Public or Private Institutions of Higher Education:
- Hispanic-serving Institutions
- Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
- Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs)
- Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions
- Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs)
- Nonprofits Other Than Institutions of Higher Education
- Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institutions of Higher Education)
- Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institutions of Higher Education)
- For-Profit Organizations
- Small Businesses
- For-Profit Organizations (Other than Small Businesses)
- Local Governments
- State Governments
- County Governments
- City or Township Governments
- Special District Governments
- Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Federally Recognized)
- Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized)
- Federal Governments
- Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government
- U.S. Territory or Possession.
For more information, visit Grants.gov.