University of Southern California


RFA-MD-21-008: NIMHD Multiple Chronic Disease Disparities Research Coordinating Center (RCC) (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Slots:                                        1

Internal Deadline:                      First come, first served.

LOI:                                          May 11, 2021

External Deadline:                     June 11, 2021

Award Type:                              Cooperative Agreement

Estimated Number of Awards:    NIMHD intends to commit $4,500,000 in FY 2021 to fund one award.

Anticipated Amount:                     See above.

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 establish a research coordinating center (RCC) to support 8-9 NIMHD P50 comprehensive research centers on the prevention, treatment, and management of comorbid chronic diseases associated with health disparities authorized by Public Law 116-260, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. The RCC will coordinate activities across all of these P50 multiple chronic disease (MCD) Centers, including data collection; promoting collaboration and communication among investigators and the broader research community; promoting skills development of early-stage investigators; coordinating and managing in-person and/or virtual meetings; and facilitating community engagement efforts.

Budgetary Requirements:           Application budgets are limited to $3,000,000 in direct costs annually.


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