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Patient Safety Learning Laboratories: Advancing Patient Safety through Design, Systems Engineering, and Health Services Research (R18 Clinical Trial Optional)

- Funding will support the creation of learning laboratories and research teams focused on innovative solutions to patient safety problems associated with diagnosis and/or treatment, including issues related to inequities in care.

Public or private nonprofits, including tribal, faith-based, and community-based organizations

01/27/2023

AHRQ

Pilot Practice-based Research for Primary Care Suicide Prevention (R34 Clinical Trial Optional)

- This funding opportunity announcement encourages primary care practice-based research focused on rigorous evaluations of factors that impact or account for the effectiveness of existing suicide prevention practices. Prevention approaches that incorporate the use of mHealth are encouraged.

U.S. organizations, both public and private

02/22/2023

NIMHD

Expiring in 3 months

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Substance Use Prevention Effectiveness Research Among Youth and Families in the Child Welfare System (R01 Clinical Trial Required)

- This funding opportunity supports research that tests interventions or services to prevent substance misuse or use disorder among youth, caregivers (including foster parents), and/or families involved in, or with risk for involvement in the child welfare system. Key areas of interest include care projects that strategically adapt or build upon promising practices and critical components of preventive interventions such as mobile health, telehealth intervention and delivery.

U.S. organizations, both public and private

03/16/2023

NIDA

Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01- Clinical Trial Optional)

- The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to encourage innovative health services research (including telehealth) that can directly and demonstrably contribute to the improvement of minority health and/or the reduction of health disparities at the health care system-level as well as within clinical settings.

U.S. organizations, both public and private

03/28/2023

NIMHD

Expiring in 6 months or more

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Patient Activation for Self-Management of Chronic Conditions (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

- Funding will support the influence of patient activation on self-management of chronic conditions through the improvement of effective techniques, such as patient-provider partnership development.

Public or private nonprofits, including tribal, faith-based, and community-based organizations

05/07/2023

NIH / NINR

Alcohol Health Services Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

- This funding opportunity focuses on reducing healthcare disparities around alcohol use disorder (AUD). There are five areas of research that this grant outlines, including accessibility of treatment, increased treatment appeal, costs, dissemination and implementation, and health disparities. Areas of focus can include but are not limited to: the implementation of telemedicine for alcohol health services, development of strategies to reduce barriers to care, incorporating AUD treatment into routine care, and more.

U.S. organizations, both public and private

05/08/2023

NIH

Investigator Initiated Clinical Trials of Complementary and Integrative Interventions Delivered Remotely or via mHealth (R01 Clinical Trial Required)

- This funding opportunity announcement encourages applications for investigator-initiated fully remotely delivered and conducted clinical trials to assess the effectiveness of complementary and integrative health interventions in designated areas of high research priority. Applications submitted under this funding opportunity announcement are expected to propose a remotely delivered and conducted clinical trial with no in-person contact between research staff and study participants and may utilize mHealth tools or technologies.

U.S. organizations, both public and private.

05/08/2023

NIH / NCCIH

Dyadic Interpersonal Processes and Biopsychosocial Outcomes (R01 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)

- Funding is available for research projects that seek to illuminate or measure independent and interdependent health-related effects within dyads, including the role of technological advances in communication (e.g., telehealth, video chat) in supporting or undermining dyadic processes in mid- and late-life.

Public or private nonprofits, including tribal, faith-based, and community-based organizations

05/08/2023

OPPNET

Enabling Technologies to Accelerate Development of Oral Biodevices (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

- This funding opportunity announcement invites applications that propose transformative engineering solutions to technical challenges associated with new development, substantial optimization of existing technologies and clinical translation of intraoral biodevices.

U.S. organizations, both public and private

05/08/2023

NIDCR

Translational Bioinformatics Approaches to Advance Drug Repositioning and Combination Therapy Development for Alzheimers Disease (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

- Grants for computational research to identify drug therapies using through data analysis including information collected from mHealth biosensor or mobile devices.

Public or private nonprofits, including tribal, faith-based, and community-based organizations

05/08/2023

NIA

Advanced Laboratories for Accelerating the Reach and Impact of Treatments for Youth and Adults with Mental Illness (ALACRITY) Research Centers (P50 Clinical Trial Optional)

- This funding opportunity invites applications for centers to support transdisciplinary teams of clinical and mental health services researchers, behavioral scientists, social scientists, health information and communications technologists, health systems engineers, decision scientists, and mental health stakeholders (e.g., service users, family members, clinicians, payers) to engage in high-impact studies that will significantly advance clinical practice and generate knowledge that will fuel transformation of mental health care in the United States.

U.S. organizations, both public and private

05/18/2023

NIMH

Understanding Suicide Risk and Protective Factors among Black Youth (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

- This funding opportunity aims to advance translational research to better understand factors that confer risk and resilience for suicide among Black youth. In addition to identifying structural and systemic underlying risk factors, areas of focus include prevention interventions that incorporate health information technology such as telehealth, automated algorithms, and electronic health records to improve measurements, trajectories, and protection of Black youth suicide and suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

U.S. organizations, both public and private

06/21/2023

NIMH

Early-Stage Development of Data Science Technologies for Infectious and Immune-mediated Diseases (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

- Funding is available for the development of technologies to improve the acquisition, management, analysis, visualization, and dissemination of data for immune-mediated and infectious diseases, including data collected from digital devices and social media.

Public or private nonprofits, including tribal, faith-based, and community-based organizations

07/07/2023

NIAID

Implementing Comprehensive HIV Services in Syringe Service Program (SSP) Settings (R34- Clinical Trial Required)

- This funding opportunity supports pilot development and testing of pilot intervention models to demonstrate how syringe service programs (SSPs) can support expanded implementation of evidence-based HIV services. In addition to onsite service delivery, consideration may be given to using technology to incorporate services through telehealth and related approaches, as well as implementation of systemic approaches (e.g., hub and spoke) to increase service integration.

U.S. organizations, both public and private

08/11/2023

NIH

Advancing Research to Develop Improved Measures and Methods for Understanding Multimorbidity (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

- This funding opportunity announcement invites applications that seek to improve the availability, quality, and utility of data and measures that capture multimorbidity or multiple chronic conditions and the methods for analyzing multimorbidity data. Development or refinement of biosensor/mHealth measurement approaches and analysis of biosensor/mHealth data is encouraged.

U.S. organizations, both public and private

09/08/2023

ODP

Identifying Innovative Mechanisms or Interventions that Target Multimorbidity and Its Consequences (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

- This funding opportunity announcement support the identification of shared mechanisms and development of innovative interventions (including mHealth technologies) to address multimorbidity or multiple chronic conditions and its consequences.

U.S. organizations, both public and private

09/08/2023

ODP

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): The HIV-HCV-Substance Use Disorder Syndemic: Therapeutic Approaches

- The purpose of this funding opportunity is to advance the development of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for the HIV/HCV/Substance Use Disorders (SUD) syndemic. Relevant research topics include the development or improvement in adherence strategies using innovative approaches (e.g., telehealth, mobile health) for treatment outreach, counseling, monitoring treatment adherence and long- term follow-up care in order to achieve optimal measures of drug reduction, abstinence and viral suppression.

U.S. organizations, both public and private

09/08/2023

NIDA

Developing Digital Therapeutics for Substance Use Disorders (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial optional)

- Grants are available to accelerate the development of Digital Therapeutics to treat Substance Use Disorders.

Public or private nonprofits, including tribal, faith-based, and community-based organizations

12/07/2023

NIDA

Support for Research Excellence – First Independent Research (SuRE-First) Award (R16 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

- The goal of the Support of Research Excellence (SuRE) program is to support research capacity building at institutions that enroll significant numbers of students from backgrounds nationally underrepresented in biomedical research. Key areas of focus include telemedicine and research that builds the scientific foundation for nursing practice and policy across clinical and community settings and more.

U.S. public and private higher education institutions

01/08/2024

NIH

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Utilizing Telemedicine or Other Remote-Based Platforms to Develop and Support Treatments for Substance Use Disorders

- This funding opportunity supports applicants in researching new ways to offer remotely-delivered substance use disorder (SUD) treatments to patients, specifically those living in rural or underserved communities. Research is also needed to determine the effectiveness of using telemedicine to conduct SUD treatment, so that the demand for in-person clinical visits can be reduced.

U.S. organizations, both public and private

01/08/2024

NIDA

Pilot Effectiveness Trials for Treatment, Preventive and Services Interventions (R34 Clinical Trial Required)

- The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to encourage pilot research consistent with NIMH's priorities. Applications of technology (digital health or mhealth approaches) are considered.

Public or private nonprofits, including tribal, faith-based, and community-based organizations

02/16/2024

NIMH

Effectiveness Trials for Post-Acute Interventions and Services to Optimize Longer-term Outcomes (R01 Clinical Trial Required)

- The purpose of this funding opportunity is to research the effectiveness of therapy and service delivery during the post-acute phase management of mental health conditions. Relevant research topics include maintenance therapies that promote ongoing monitoring, delivered via telehealth or in-person, as well as technology-assisted monitoring that can detect clinical deteriorations.

U.S. organizations, both public and private

03/06/2024

NIH

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Telehealth in Cancer Care

- National Cancer Institute encourages research on underserved populations with worse cancer outcomes compared to the general population.

U.S. organizations, both public and private.

03/08/2024

NIH/NCI

Technology Development to Reduce Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

- This grant provides funding to further develop affordable medical technologies, such as telehealth, that will help reduce disparities in access to healthcare and health outcomes among disadvantaged groups. The applicant should aim to address one of the following categories that can impact healthcare disparities: physical, knowledge, infrastructure, economic, and/or cultural.

U.S. organizations, both public and private

05/03/2024

NIH

Measures and Methods to Advance Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities-Related Constructs (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

- The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to support research that will advance the measurement and methodology of complex constructs relevant to minority health and health disparities. Access to telehealth technology and broadband access are topics of interest.

U.S. organizations, both public and private

05/08/2024

NIMHD

Development and Testing of Novel Interventions to improve HIV Prevention, Treatment, and Program Implementation for People Who Use Drugs (R34 Clinical Trial Required)

- This funding opportunity announcement encourages formative research, intervention development, and pilot-testing of interventions for people who use drugs that target HIV prevention, treatment or services research. This includes studies using novel eHealth or mHealth approaches to recruit, enroll, and retain members of key populations.

Public or private nonprofits, including tribal, faith-based, and community-based organizations

05/08/2024

NIDA

Clinical Trials Development for Co-Occurring Conditions in Individuals with Down syndrome: Phased Awards for INCLUDE (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Required)

- This funding opportunity encourages Exploratory/Developmental Phased Innovation (R61/R33) grant applicants to support development of clinical trials to treat critical and co-occurring health conditions in individuals with Down syndrome. Additionally, it is designed to encourage research and increase infrastructure support of clinical trials for co-occurring conditions in individuals with Down syndrome. This includes research on the development of technologies, screening access and management through new delivery systems such as telehealth.

U.S. organizations, both public and private

07/02/2024

NIH

Using Innovative Digital Healthcare Solutions to Improve Quality at the Point of Care (R21/R33 - Clinical Trial Optional)

- Funding for research projects that test promising digital healthcare interventions aimed at improving quality of care and healthcare services delivery at the point of care.

Public or private nonprofits, including tribal, faith-based, and community-based organizations

07/18/2024

AHRQ

Effectiveness of Implementing Sustainable Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices in Low-Resource Settings to Achieve Mental Health Equity for Traditionally Underserved Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

- Funding is available for research pertaining to mental health interventions and services that have the potential to improve outcomes for underserved populations in the United States. Studies should identify innovative approaches, such as telehealth or other technology-based collaborations, that remove barriers patients living in underserved communities experience when trying to receive mental health treatment.

U.S. organizations, both public and private

09/08/2024

NIH

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Telehealth Strategies for Individuals with HIV and Substance Use Disorders

- National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) research funding to explore and develop telehealth methods and strategies for diagnosis, prevention, and treatment for individuals living with HIV and substance use disorder.

U.S. organizations, both public and private.

09/08/2024

NIH/NIDA

Comprehensive Care for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus from Populations with Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

- This initiative will support innovative research to develop multi-level/multi-component strategies to effectively adapt and implement comprehensive clinical care for individuals with Type 2 diabetes mellitus from populations with health disparities. Special interests include telehealth effectiveness on the continuity of diabetes care during public health emergencies.

U.S. organizations, both public and private

09/08/2024

NIMHD

Health Care Models for Persons with Multiple Chronic Conditions from Populations that Experience Health Disparities: Advancing Health Care towards Health Equity (R01 - Clinical Trials Optional)

- Grants are available to support innovative, collaborative, and multi-disciplinary research designed to study the effective adaptation, integration, and implementation of recommended guidelines of care of persons with multiple chronic conditions from populations that experience health disparities. The role of health information technology, including telehealth, in proactive health care delivery is of interest.

U.S. organizations, both public and private

09/08/2024

NIMHD

Utilizing Invasive Recording and Stimulating Opportunities in Humans to Advance Neural Circuitry Understanding of Mental Health Disorders (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

- The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to encourage applicants to pursue invasive neural recording studies focused on mental health-relevant questions. Development of novel tools/methods to enable relevant mental health studies is encouraged.

Public or private nonprofits, including tribal, faith-based, and community-based organizations

09/08/2024

NIMH

Utilizing Invasive Recording and Stimulating Opportunities in Humans to Advance Neural Circuitry Understanding of Mental Health Disorders (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

- The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to encourage applicants to pursue invasive neural recording studies focused on mental health-relevant questions. Development of novel tools/methods (including digital health tools) to enable relevant mental health studies is encouraged.

Public or private nonprofits, including tribal, faith-based, and community-based organizations

09/08/2024

NIMH

Pilot Studies to Test the Initiation of a Mental Health Family Navigator Model to Promote Early Access, Engagement and Coordination of Needed Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents (R34 Clinical Trial Required)

- The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to encourage research applications to develop and test the effectiveness and implementation of family navigator models designed for children and adolescents who are experiencing early symptoms of mental health problems. Applicants are required to utilize emerging novel technologies to track and monitor the trajectory of clinical, functional and behavioral progress toward achieving intended services outcomes.

U.S. organizations, both public and private

09/08/2024

NIMH

Initiation of a Mental Health Family Navigator Model to Promote Early Access, Engagement and Coordination of Needed Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents (R01 Clinical Trial Required)

- The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to encourage research applications to develop and test the effectiveness and implementation of family navigator models designed for children and adolescents who are experiencing early symptoms of mental health problems. These models include utilizing novel and emerging technological approaches including mobile assessment, digital tools, real-time analytics and mental health telehealth services.

U.S. organizations, both public and private

09/08/2024

NIMH

Limited Competition: Mentored Research Career Development Program Award in Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program (K12 Clinical Trial Optional)

- The goal of this funding opportunity is to encourage institutions to propose creative and innovative institutional research career development programs designed to prepare an outstanding heterogeneous pool of promising later stage postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty scholars in clinical and translational science (including telehealth and telemedicine) who have made a commitment to independent research careers (i.e., tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions), and to facilitate their timely transition to more advanced support.

Public or private nonprofits, including tribal, faith-based, and community-based organizations

09/14/2024

NIH

Clinical and Translational Science Award (UM1 Clinical Trial Optional)

- Applications are being accepted for Clinical and Translational Science Award Program hubs that will be part of a national, collaborative consortium focused on bringing more treatments to more patients more quickly through advancing clinical and translational science.

Public or private nonprofits, including tribal, faith-based, and community-based organizations

09/14/2024

NCATS

Limited Competition: High Impact Specialized Innovation Programs in Clinical and Translational Science for UM1 CTSA Hub Awards (RC2 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)

- Funding supports the development and demonstration of capabilities, research platforms and resources to address gaps and roadblocks in clinical and translational science including telehealth.

U.S. organizations, both public and private

09/14/2024

NCATS

Limited Competition: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Predoctoral Research Training Grant for the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program (T32 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

- This funding opportunity supports eligible institutions to enhance predoctoral research training of individuals seeking a PhD or an equivalent research health professional degree. To achieve this, programs are encouraged to build on the local strengths and demonstrated translational innovations, interventions and behavioral modifications aimed at improving knowledge in areas such as health disparities, telehealth and telemedicine, rural health, community engagement, bioinformatics, dissemination and implementation.

U.S. organizations, both public and private

09/14/2024

NIH

Exploratory Grants in Cancer Control (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

- The National Cancer Institute (NCI) encourages the submission of exploratory/developmental research grant (R21) applications that focus on different aspects of cancer control by modifying behavior, screening, and understanding etiologic factors contributing to the development of cancer, and developing ways to control cancer. The overarching goal is to provide support to promote the early and conceptual stages of research efforts on novel scientific ideas that have the potential to substantially advance population-based cancer research, including telehealth and telemedicine.

U.S. organizations, both public and private

10/09/2024

NIH

NIDA REI: Reaching Equity at the Intersection of HIV and Substance Use: Novel Approaches to Address HIV Related Health Disparities in Underserved Racial and/or Ethnic Populations (R34 Clinical Trial Optional)

- As part of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)’s Racial Equity Initiative (REI), this funding opportunity focuses on supporting pilot or feasibility research on structural factors, organizational practices, policies, and other social, cultural, and contextual influences that lead to inequities at the intersection of HIV and substance use among underserved racial and/or ethnic minority populations affected by persistent HIV disparities.

U.S. organizations, both public and private

11/15/2024

NIDA

NIDA REI: Reaching Equity at the Intersection of HIV and Substance Use: Novel Approaches to Address HIV Related Health Disparities in Underserved Racial/Ethnic Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

- This funding opportunity serves to identify and address factors that influence the inequities present in HIV prevention, diagnosis, and treatment among underserved minority populations who continue to be disproportionately affected. Applicants may choose to focus research on how telehealth and other mobile technologies can be used within these communities to ensure equal access to HIV and substance use treatment.

U.S. organizations, both public and private

11/15/2024

NIH

Bioengineering Partnerships with Industry (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)

- This funding opportunity supports research partnerships formed by academic and industrial investigators to accelerate the development and adoption of promising bioengineering tools and technologies that can address important biomedical problems. Awards will focus on supporting multidisciplinary teams that apply an integrative, quantitative bioengineering approach to developing technologies, including telemedicine.

U.S. organizations, both public and private

01/08/2025

NIH

Patient-Clinician Relationship: Improving Health Outcomes in Populations that Experience Health Care Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

- This funding opportunity supports innovative multi-disciplinary and multi-level research designed to understand how optimizing patient-clinician communications and relationships affect health care outcomes in populations with health care disparities. This includes studies that evaluate the effects of telehealth communication.

U.S. organizations, both public and private

01/08/2025

NIMHD

Effectiveness of School-Based Health Centers to Advance Health Equity (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

- This is a funding opportunity supporting research that investigates the effectiveness of school-based health centers as a health services care delivery model to address the needs of school-aged children from populations with health disparities. Areas of special interest include telehealth.

U.S. organizations, both public and private

01/08/2025

NIMHD

Cancer Epidemiology Cohorts: Building the Next Generation of Research Cohorts (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

- This funding opportunity seeks to support the initiation and building of the next generation of population-based cancer epidemiology cohorts to address specific knowledge gaps in cancer etiology and survivorship. Areas of feasible study include test measures related to healthcare delivery such as telehealth.

U.S. organizations, both public and private

03/01/2025

NIH

Leveraging Health Information Technology (Health IT) to Address and Reduce Health Care Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

- This funding opportunity supports research that examines the impact of leveraging health information technology (health IT) to reduce disparities in access to and utilization of health care services, patient-clinician communication, and health outcomes for populations that experience health disparities in the U.S. Special areas of interest include the evaluation of telehealth policies on access to care, the impact of telehealth care delivery models on quality of care and interventions to address the challenges that can impact telehealth engagement and adherence to treatment plans.

U.S. organizations, both public and private

05/08/2025

NIH

Pragmatic Trials across the Cancer Control Continuum (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Required)

- Through this funding opportunity, the National Cancer Institute intends to accelerate the development of evidence-based cancer-related interventions that reflect the diversity of people, places, contexts, and settings in the United States. This funding opportunity will support research that tests the impact of cancer-related interventions on cancer-related outcomes across the cancer control continuum using a pragmatic trial study design. Interventions that leverage novel delivery modalities such as telehealth and interventions that can be delivered for populations in diverse locations such as rural areas are key areas of focus.

U.S. organizations, both public and private

11/18/2025

NIH

Virtual Living Room - Using Technology to Address the Critical Healthcare Needs of Veterans in Rural Areas

- This program supports organizations who can offer a comfortable, safe space to help veterans use VA telehealth services.

Applicants must be members of NTCA: The Rural Broadband Association exit disclaimer icon  and their community over an hour away from a VA Clinic or hospital

Ongoing

Veterans Affairs exit disclaimer icon 

Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program

- This program provides funding to develop community facilities in rural areas. Funds may be used to construct or improve facilities and includes utility services like telemedicine and distance learning equipment.

Public or private nonprofits, including tribal, faith-based, and community-based organizations representing rural areas.

Ongoing

USDA

Family Planning Telehealth Infrastructure Enhancement and Expansion Grants

- This program provides one-time funding to expand and enhance the telehealth infrastructure and capacity of their service delivery networks.

Public or private nonprofits, including tribal, faith-based, and community-based organizations

Ongoing

HHS

Important information

Providers who receive federal funds must provide an equal opportunity to participate in, and benefit from, their programs and services by all individuals regardless of race, color, national origin (including language spoken), disability, age, and sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity).

Disability access

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) are federal civil rights law that prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities. These statutes require covered health programs and medical care providers to make their services, including telehealth services, available in an accessible manner. For more information on how to ensure that your programs and services are accessible to people with disabilities, please visit the HHS Office for Civil Rights webpage on Disability Access and ADA.gov.

Language access

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requires recipients of federal financial assistance to take reasonable steps to make their programs and services, including telehealth services, accessible by individuals who are limited English proficient (LEP). For more information on how to ensure that your programs and services are accessible to people who are LEP, please visit the HHS Office for Civil Rights webpage on Language Access and LEP.gov.

Last updated: January 23, 2023

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