Funding Opportunity Announcements: The
Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics for Underserved Populations (RADx-UP)
NIH has issued a Notice of Intent to Publish (NOITP) four
Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) as part of Rapid Acceleration of
Diagnostics for Underserved Populations (RADx-UP), a $500
million initiative to reduce COVID-19 associated morbidity and mortality
disparities for vulnerable and underserved populations that are
disproportionately affected by COVID-19.
NIMHD will be participating in these FOAs, which include three
Notices of Special Interest that solicit community-engaged research to (1)
understand COVID-19 disparities and increase access to and effectiveness of
diagnostic testing interventions among underserved and vulnerable
populations and (2) understand the social, ethical, and behavioral
implications of testing in these populations. An RFA to support a
Coordination and Data Collection Center (CDCC) will also be announced.
are expected to be published in early June. Applications will be accepted
through August 2020 for FY20 funding.