On Friday, NIAID released two (2) Notice of Special Interest regarding COVID-19 testing among Underserved and/or Vulnerable Populations.
The purpose of NOT-OD-20-119
is to understand the social, ethical, and behavioral implications (SEBI) of COVID-19 testing that have led to disproportionate burden of the pandemic on underserved populations so that interventions can be implemented to understand and decrease the disparities.
focuses on understanding and addressing COVID-19 morbidity and mortality disparities among underserved and vulnerable populations.
Projects funded under these NOSIs will serve as one consortium of interlinked community-engaged research projects across the United States to understand COVID-19 health disparities, and to deploy implementation strategies to improve the reach, acceptance, uptake, and sustainability of COVID-19 testing.
Both of these have a first available due date of July 8, 2020.