Past RFAs

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November 2021

Projects on Emotional Well-being and Economic Burden-Related Pilot Studies

RFA-EMOT-ECON-30P-21-001

The EMOT-ECON network invites applications for pilot awards to provide project support for new or established investigators in the EMOT-ECON area of research. These pilot projects must involve primary data collection or secondary data analyses on EMOT-ECON research. Applications will be accepted in the following priority areas: 

  • Ontology and measurement of emotional well-being (EWB) research to capture components of EWB in people with economic burden of disease. Examples of questions include, but are not limited to, identifying EWB components in people with economic burden of disease, or examining whether these components vary depending on when the economic burden of disease occurs across the lifespan. 
  • Mechanistic research to identify mechanisms linking economic burden of disease to EWB. Examples of questions include, but are not limited to, examining whether emotion- or problem- focused coping in people with economic burden leads to lower stress which then leads to better EWB, or identifying mechanisms by which medical-related financial stress impacts EWB. 
  • Prevention research to identify intervention strategies (e.g., stress-management, mind-body interventions, education, financial navigation interventions) that help individuals effectively cope with economic burden of disease and maintain or improve EWB. Examples of questions include but are not limited to, examining whether a stress management intervention (e.g., mindfulness meditation, yoga) in patients facing medical-related financial burden leads to better EWB, or whether providing information about costs of care or financial assistance leads to better EWB. 
RFA Guidelines and Terms of the Award

Funding Amount: $30,000 available* (2-3 grants may be funded) 
Letter of Intent Due: September 30, 2021, by 11:59 PM (CT) 
Invited Applications Due: November 5, 2021, by 11:59 PM (CT) 
Announcement of Recipients: December 17, 2021 
Projected Start Date (estimated): January 10, 2021 


July 2021

Projects on Emotional Well-being and Economic Burden-Related Booster Pilot Studies

RFA-EMOT-ECON-BP-21-001

The EMOT-ECON network invites applications for ‘Booster’ pilot awards to provide project support for investigators with EMOT-ECON related research who require additional data analysis and/or pilot data to strengthen the resubmission of their recently scored, but not funded, NIH award.

RFA Guidelines and Terms of the Award

Funding Amount: $15,000 per award; Up to four projects will be awarded
Application Due: July 12, 2021 by 11:59 PM (CT)
Announcement of Recipients: September 21, 2021
Projected Start Date (estimated): October 1, 2021


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