All ARRA grant application deadlines are now expired.

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Please note: This Funding Opportunity Announcement has expired. Applications were due on December 11, 2009.

This webpage provides information on applying for support from the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) under RFA-OD-09-010: Building Sustainable Community-Linked Infrastructure to Enable Health Science Research (RC4). For full details on this NIH funding opportunity, please view the full announcement:


The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), supported by ARRA, is to support the development, expansion, or reconfiguration of infrastructures needed to facilitate collaboration between academic health centers and community-based organizations for health science research. Such collaboration should transform the way in which health science research is conducted in communities, and accelerate the pace, productivity, dissemination, and implementation of health research.

This initiative is one of several being offered by NIH and NINR to help fulfill the goals of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act or ARRA) to help stimulate the economy through support of biomedical and behavioral research. For more information on NINR ARRA-related activities, please visit:

For additional information on NINR's mission, strategic plan, and priority science areas, please see Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact program staff to explore the mission-relevance of their proposed work.

Additional information about the Recovery Act and related NIH opportunities is available through the NIH Office of Extramural Research (

NINR Areas of Scientific Priority for Community-Linked Infrastructure Grants

Broad topic areas include:

  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Symptom Management, Self-management, and Caregiving
  • End-of-life and Palliative Care
  • Integrating Technology into Clinical Practice
  • Reducing and Eliminating Health Disparities

Key Date

Applications must be submitted by December 11, 2009.

NINR Contact Information

For further information, please contact the NINR Program Director or Grants Management Specialist listed below.

Program Contact:
Paul A. Cotton, PhD, RD
Program Director, Office of Extramural Programs
National Institute of Nursing Research
National Institutes of Health
6701 Democracy Blvd., Suite 710
One Democracy Plaza
Bethesda, MD 20892-4870
Telephone: 301-402-6423
Fax: 301-451-5647

Office of Grants Management Contact:
Randi Freundlich, RD
Grants Management Specialist
Office of Grants and Contracts Management
National Institute of Nursing Research
National Institutes of Health
6701 Democracy Blvd., Suite 710
One Democracy Plaza
Bethesda, MD 20892-4870 (Courier use 20817)
Telephone: 301-594-5974
Fax: 301-402-4502

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