Published: March 9, 2018

Call for Interest due ASAP: 
Research on the Health of Women of Understudied, Underrepresented and Underreported (U3) Populations

The Research & Innovation Office (RIO) announces a limited submission call for interest for the National Institutes of Health (NIH)'s Research on the Health of Women of Understudied, Underrepresented and Underreported (U3) Populations - An ORWH FY18 Administrative Supplement.

An expression of interest, which is a simple statement via email indicating your interest in applying to a specific program, should be sent to Hallie Adams at as soon as possible given the quickly approaching sponsor deadline of April 16, 2018

All interested applicants should review the Procedures for Limited Campus Competitions on the RIO website.

Information about the funding opportunity can be found below:

Program Summary

The Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) announces the availability of administrative supplements to support interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research focused on the effect of sex/gender influences at the intersection of a number of social determinants, including but not limited to: race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, education, health literacy and other social determinants in human health and illness. This research includes preclinical, clinical and behavioral studies with the specific purpose to provide Administrative Supplements to active NIH parent grants for one year to address health disparities among women of populations in the US who are understudied, underrepresented and underreported in biomedical research.

The proposed research must address an area specified within Objective 3.9 (Goal 3.0) of the NIH Strategic Plan for Research on Women's Health which states: "Examine health disparities among women stemming from differences in such factors as race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender identity, and urban-rural living, as they influence health, health behaviors, and access to screening and therapeutic interventions."


  • CU Internal Expression of Interest Deadline: N/A; email if interested
  • NIH Full Proposal Deadline: 5:00pm MST April 16, 2018


Funds must be awarded as supplements to parent NIH awards; see complete list of parent awards in program solicitation. Individual(s) must hold an active grant or cooperative agreement, and the research proposed in the supplement must be accomplished within the competitive segment of the active award. Individuals are encouraged to work with their organizations to develop applications for support.

Limited Submission Guidelines

Only one applicant per parent award may be submitted.

Award Information and Duration

The funding instrument will be the same as the parent award. The Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) intends to commit $2,000,000 in FY 2018 to fund up to 10 meritorious awards.

Application budgets are limited to total costs (both direct and indirect costs) of no more than $200,000.