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NIA COVID-19 Response

In this rapidly evolving crisis, NIA is taking steps to support research into COVID-19 and older adults, particularly why they may be more susceptible to the virus, how they can be protected and the social and economic effects of the pandemic on older adults.

Check this page frequently for updates on NIA’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

NIA late applications policy for May-July 2020 COVID-19-affected grants

NIA published NOT-AG-20-033, which gives applicants whose proposals are reviewed by NIA an automatic two-week extension on their application submission in the months of May, June and July 2020.

Funding Aging Research into COVID-19

In April, NIA published a Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) on NIA Availability of Administrative Supplements and Revision Supplements on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), NOT-AG-20-022. Open to NIA, National Institute of Mental Health, and National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism grantees, the NOSI is designed to support administrative and revision supplements in aging biology, behavioral and social research, geriatrics and gerontology and neuroscience related to COVID-19. Learn more about the NOSI in this Inside NIA blog post.

In addition to soliciting applications for administrative supplements, NIA has joined the following NOSIs originating with other NIH Institutes and Centers:

Number

Title

Participating Organizations

Release Date

NOT-AG-20-022

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): NIA Availability of Administrative Supplements and Revision Supplements on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

April 2, 2020

NOT-MH-20-047

Administrative Supplements and Urgent Competitive Revisions for Mental Health Research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

NIMH, NIA, National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), NIAAA

April 9, 2020

NOT-MD-20-019

Competitive and Administrative Supplements for the Impact of COVID-19 Outbreak on Minority Health and Health Disparities

NIMHD, NIA, NIMH

April 9, 2020

NOT-AT-20-011

Administrative Supplements and Urgent Competitive Revisions for Research on Stress Management in Relation to Coronavirus Disease 2019

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), NIA, NIAAA

April 10, 2020

NOT-OD-20-097

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) regarding the Availability of Administrative Supplements and Urgent Competitive Revisions for Research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus and the Behavioral and Social Sciences

NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), NIA, NIAAA, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), NCCIH, National Cancer Institute (NCI)

April 13, 2020

Support for COVID-19 Interruptions for Funded Researchers

The pandemic and associated closures at institutions around the world present significant challenges for funded researchers managing existing studies. NIA is working with NIH and other HHS colleagues to help ease this burden and provide guidance and policies to ensure research can continue as much as is safe during the pandemic and resume with minimal negative impact after this crisis is over. After visiting the OER Coronavirus webpage for the latest guidance from NIH, NIA grantees are encourage to contact their program officers with specific questions.