Department of Health and Human Services: SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 and Consequences of Alcohol Use (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 and Consequences of Alcohol Use (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) program will support research grants to address urgent, time-sensitive research questions on the relationships between alcohol consumption and COVID-19 related outcomes and consequences. The principal area of focus is research that can improve public health in the near term by informing responses to the current COVID-19 pandemic, in view of 1) the impact of alcohol misuse on incidence and severity of COVID-19 disease, or 2) the effect of the COVID-19 disease and pandemic-induced restrictions on alcohol use and alcohol use disorder (AUD). Time-sensitive applications, for which standard National Institutes of Health (NIH) review and funding timelines would compromise either the ability to conduct the research or the value of the knowledge and with the potential to inform responses to the current pandemic, will be considered.

This solicitation uses the R21 grant mechanism (, which supports:
* Exploratory, novel studies that break new ground or extend previous discoveries toward new directions or applications.
* High-risk, high-reward studies that may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or result in novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models or applications that will impact biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research.
* Projects should be distinct from those supported through the traditional R01 mechanism.

Amount: A total of $1,000,000 is available for this solicitation and its companion solicitations (R01 and R03). Awards range up to $275,000 for a project period of up to two years.

Eligibility: Higher education institutions; nonprofits; for-profit organizations; local governments; federal governments; and other organizations, including independent school districts, public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, Native American tribal organizations, faith-based or community-based organizations, and regional organizations.

Deadline: April 14, 2021

Resource Information
Funder Department of Health and Human Services
Eligibility For Profit Organization, Institutes of Higher Education, Local Government, Nonprofit Organization, Schools, State Government, Tribal Organization
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Sector COVID-19 Emergency Response, Health, Research
Grant Amount $0-$275,000
Deadline April 14, 2021