The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is encouraging research to test the implementation of COVID-19 diagnostic testing in underserved or vulnerable communities through the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics for Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) initiative. On June 12, 2020, the NIH published three Notices of Special Interest to solicit emergency competitive revision applications to existing awards and a fourth funding opportunity announcement for a Coordination and Data Collection Center to support the goals of the NIH RADx-UP program (see: https://www.nih.gov/research-training/medical-research-initiatives/radx/funding).
NIH will hold two pre-application webinars. See: NOT-OD-20-131
The first webinar, to be held on Friday, June 26, 2020, from 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT will include an overview of the RADx-UP initiative, followed by presentations on each funding opportunity (NOT-OD-20-119, NOT-OD-20-120, NOT-OD-20-121, and RFA-OD-20-013) with question and answer sessions for each. The webinar will conclude with a final, open question and answer session.
The second webinar, to be held on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, from 3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT, will focus on questions for applications for the Coordinating and Data Collection Center in response to RFA-OD-20-013. Questions related to the other three FOAs will also be addressed.
Questions can also be pre-submitted at RADxInfo@nih.gov by:
- 11:59pm local time on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, for the June 26, 2020 webinar; and by
- 11:59pm local time on Monday, June 29, 2020, for the July 1, 2020 webinar
Registration is required. Register and learn more about these webinars at https://www.nih.gov/research-training/medical-research-initiatives/radx/events
Please contact the scientific contacts listed on the funding opportunities if you would like additional information.