Presentation on theme: "Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) at NIH"— Presentation transcript:
1 Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) at NIH Dana M. Sampson, MS, MBA(c)HHS/NIH/Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)October 24, 2008
2 Current OBSSR Funding Opportunities for Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR)
3 Active CBPR Funding Opportunities Announcements Community Participation Research (R01), PACommunity Participation in Research Targeting the Medically Underserved (R01), PARCommunity Participation in Research Targeting the Medically Underserved (R21), PARCorresponding Technical Assistance Workshop convened on February 29, 2008, Leap into the Community, available at:
4 PA (Interventions)Solicits R01 applications that propose intervention research on health promotion, disease prevention, and health disparities that communities and researchers jointly conduct.Standard Receipt Dates – Feb, June, Oct
5 PAR-08-075 & PAR-08-076 (Medically Underserved) Solicits R01 & R21 applications that propose research on health promotion, disease prevention, and health disparities that is jointly conducted by communities and researchers and targets medically underserved areas (MUAs) and medically underserved populations (MUPs) as defined by the HHS Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).Special Review/Receipt Date – 5/15/09, 5/14/10
6 R01 vs. R21 Mechanism R01 = Research Project Grant Program R21 = Exploratory/ Developmental Research Grant Award
7 R01 Quick FactsUsed to support a discrete, specified, circumscribed research projectNIH's most commonly used grant programNo specific dollar limit unless specified in FOAAdvance permission required for $500K or more (direct costs) in any yearGenerally awarded for 3-5 yearsAll ICs utilize
8 R21 Quick FactsEncourages new, exploratory and developmental research projects by providing support for the early stages of project development. Sometimes used for pilot and feasibility studies.Limited to up to 2 years of fundingCombined budget for direct costs for the two year project period usually may not exceed $275K.No preliminary data is generally requiredMost ICs utilize
9 FOA DetailsFor complete information on OBSSR-initiated and all other NIH Funding Opportunity Announcements, reference the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts online at:
11 Common Hurdles Include: Lack of familiarity with NIHInsufficient application preparation timeFailure to fully comply with FOA requirementsIncomplete comprehension of CBPRSurviving the NIH review process
12 “Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.” Confucius
13 What has NIH done to help minimize the falling? Educate and Disseminate – TA Workshops, Brochure, PresentationsCollaborate – CBPR Scientific Interest Group (SIG)Increase Opportunities
14 S.O.S.! Researcher in Distress Office of Extramural Research (OER) websiteProgram & Grants Management Officials listed in the FOAComputer Retrieval of Information Scientific Projects (CRISP) database
15 Fruits of Our Labor: How successful have we been in our quest to support CBPR?
16 Those Pesky Facts...30 = 118Since 2000, NIH has issued 30 FOAs involving CBPR.