Education and Health: New Frontiers (R01)

Education and Health: New Frontiers (R01)
Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health



Research Objectives

For this FOA, education refers to the comprehensive formal instruction that spans the human experience, from early childhood programs to pre-school, elementary and secondary schooling, college and adult learning programs. It includes the social and behavioral processes that are combined with formal instruction in educational environments. A better scientific understanding of the mechanisms linking education and health could lead to additional and improved prevention and therapeutic intervention strategies for important health problems. NOTE: This FOA is not directed at studies which limit their focus to the impact of specific health education courses or programs on health behaviors; rather, the focus is on the impact of more general education experiences.

In order to better understand these pathways, it will be necessary to explore what components or dimensions of education are important to health. The association or pathway between formal education and important health behaviors or diseases may not be causal. Instead it may reflect the influence of confounding or co-existing determinants or bi-directionality. Appropriate research topics for this FOA may involve pilot studies, new analyses of existing data, longitudinal studies, or a balance of approaches tailored for the study hypotheses. It is strongly encouraged that an application involve new teams of multidisciplinary researchers with expertise in both health and education domains.

Research Perspectives and Themes

To achieve the goal of a more comprehensive understanding of the mechanisms linking education and health outcomes, this FOA encourages the exploration of research perspectives and themes described below. The NIH believes these approaches may move current research efforts to the next level of accomplishment. Applicants are not required to incorporate all of the themes below into their research applications; however, applicants should explicitly address at least one.

General Information

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-16-080
Funding Opportunity Title: Education and Health: New Frontiers (R01)
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Education
Income Security and Social Services
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards:
CFDA Number(s): 93.279 — Drug Abuse and Addiction Research Programs
93.399 — Cancer Control
93.865 — Child Health and Human Development Extramural Research
93.866 — Aging Research
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Posted Date: Jan 12, 2016
Creation Date: Jan 12, 2016
Original Closing Date for Applications: Jan 7, 2019  
Current Closing Date for Applications: Jan 7, 2019  
Archive Date: Feb 7, 2019
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Award Ceiling:
Award Floor:


Eligible Applicants:
Private institutions of higher education
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
State governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
County governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Additional Information on Eligibility: See full announcement for complete details.

Additional Information

Agency Name: National Institutes of Health
Description: The goal of this funding opportunity announcement is to support research that will further elucidate the pathways involved in the relationship between education and health outcomes and in doing so to carefully identify the specific aspects and qualities of education that are responsible for this relationship and what the mediating factors are that affect the nature of the causal relationship.
Link to Additional Information:
Contact Information: If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

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Grants Info

Other Grant Opportunities in this area:

Education and Health: New Frontiers (R03)

Education and Health: New Frontiers (R21)


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