Author: Sheila Caldwell

Before leaving for NIH OD in 2023, Sheila managed the Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) program, as well as components of the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program.

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Funding Opportunities: Urgent Competitive Revisions to NIGMS IDeA and NARCH Programs to Address SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Hesitancy


We’re pleased to announce the availability of supplements to active INBRE (P20), COBRE (P20, P30), IDeA-CTR (U54), and NARCH (S06) awards to support vaccine hesitancy research relevant to SARS-CoV-2. The supplements are aimed at studying the causes of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine hesitancy in IDeA states and/or American Indian/Alaska Native communities, and at developing innovative evidence-based interventions to enhance vaccine acceptance with the goal of increased vaccine uptake.

Applications are due by April 30, 2021; see NOT-GM-21-021 for additional details.

If you have any questions about this supplement opportunity, please contact me.

Join Our Virtual NARCH Program Meeting


UPDATE: The video from this webinar is now available.

We were unable to get together in person for this year’s Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) program meeting. Instead, we’re hosting a virtual meeting for NARCH investigators, project directors, and community leaders:

Friday, December 11, 1:30-5:45 p.m. ET

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Funding Opportunity: Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH)


We’re pleased to announce that the Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) funding opportunity announcement (FOA) (PAR-20-125) has been issued.

NARCH fosters opportunities for biomedical research and career enrichment to meet health needs prioritized by American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes and tribally based organizations. The NARCH initiative also supports research capacity building, including the development of research infrastructure to enhance the biomedical research capabilities of AI/AN communities. NARCH grants are awarded directly to federally recognized tribes or tribal organizations that may partner with research-intensive institutions.

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