Research and Funding

Funding Opportunities

Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy (R21)

Funding Number: PAR-10-135
Funding Type: PAR
Release Date: March 12, 2010
Expiration Date: May 8, 2013
Web Site: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-135.html
Purpose. The ultimate goal of this program announcement is to encourage empirical research on health literacy concepts, theory and interventions as these relate to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services public health priorities that are outlined in its HealthierUS and Healthy People initiative. Health literacy is defined as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. Mechanism of Support. This FOA will utilize the NIH Exploratory/Developmental (R21) grant mechanism and runs in parallel with FOAs of identical scientific scope, PAR-10-133 that encourages applications under the R01 grant mechanism, and PAR-10-134, that encourages applications under the R03 grant mechanism. Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards. Awards issued under this FOA are contingent upon the availability of funds and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Because the nature and scope of the proposed research will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary. The total amount awarded and the number of awards will depend upon the mechanism numbers, quality, duration, and costs of the applications received.