This program provides grants for research projects designed to improve and increase the use of evidence-based interventions in end-of-life and palliative care for American Indian/Alaska Native individuals with advanced illness and their families and communities.

When designing studies, applicants should consider:
Access to Native communities based on location (remote, rural, and urban population centers)
Existing relationships with communities and community healthcare providers
Engaging Tribes regarding study planning, community engagement, reporting of outcomes, and dissemination/implementation of findings
Inclusion of important aspects of cultural adaptation and community collaboration
Pursuing research objectives that demonstrate potential for adaptation of work to other populations
Incorporation of interdisciplinary teams
Variables such as social determinants of health, ethics, LGBTQ, and gender

There are two funding opportunities under this program:
R21 Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant for the development of new research activities in the early and conceptual stages
R01 Research Project Grant that supports a discrete project to be performed by an investigator in an area representing the investigator’s specific interest and competencies

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