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NIH Offers First Research Project Grant on Sex, Gender

NIH recently released a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) titled The Intersection of Sex and Gender Influences on Health and Disease for research project grant (RO1) applications. The ORWH FOA encourages research across many scientific disciplines to examine how sex and gender factors intersect with health and disease.

In the last decade, there has been growing recognition that disease prevalence, course and outcomes in women and men are influenced by both biologic sex and gender. Research suggests that some diseases are unique to women; some are more common in women than in men; and some are characterized by different disease courses in women than in men. The FOA seeks research that will expand the current understanding of the sex and gender factors that drive these crucial differences.

First-round applications are due Nov. 25. Due dates for subsequent rounds of applications are Nov. 25, 2020, and Nov. 26, 2021.

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