NINR is participating in NOT-OD-20-097, a recently issued Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) that highlights the urgent need for social, behavioral, economic, health communication, and epidemiologic research relevant to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and COVID-19.
The NOSI can be accessed here: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/not-od-20-097.html
Please note that this NOSI is for supplements to existing longitudinal studies that address key social and behavioral questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The parent study may be observational or a clinical study with a fairly large sample size. Randomized control trials (RCTs) may be appropriate for supplement funding under this NOSI in order to extend data collection points beyond 3 or more data points or expand data collection at scheduled endpoints. RCTs with only 2 study endpoints are generally not considered appropriate for this NOSI. If interested and for more information on eligibility, please send a one page concept of your idea to your Program Officer and set up a time to discuss the potential of an application through this mechanism.