University of Southern California


RFA-MD-21-007: Centers for Multiple Chronic Diseases Associated with Health Disparities: Prevention, Treatment, and Management (P50 Clinical Trial Required)

Slots:                                        1

Internal Deadline:                      First come, first served.

LOI:                                          May 8, 2021

External Deadline:                     June 10, 2021

Award Type:                              Grant

Estimated Number of Awards:    See below

Anticipated Amount:                     NIMHD intends to commit $40,500,000 in FY2021 to fund up to 8-9


Process for Limited Submissions: PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal:

Materials to submit include:

(1) Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.

(2) CV – (5 pages maximum)

Note: The portal requires information about the PIs and Co-PIs in addition to department and contact information, including the 10-digit USC ID#, Gender, and Ethnicity. Please have this material prepared before beginning this application.


Who May Serve as PI:                   Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.

Purpose:                                   The purpose of this initiative is to support regional comprehensive research centers on the prevention, treatment, and management of chronic diseases associated with health disparities. Centers will conduct research on chronic diseases that disproportionately affect populations with health disparities, including, but not limited to, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure, asthma, chronic kidney disease, chronic liver disease, stroke, osteoarthritis, and certain cancers. These conditions are common and often co-exist in individuals. Each Center must address two or more chronic conditions that commonly co-occur and/or share common social context, etiological pathways, or risk factors and share some similar management strategies.

Budgetary Requirements:           Application budgets are limited to $3,000,000 direct costs annually, not including consortia F&A.

Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for more updates and other announcements.