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Notice of Special Interest: Stimulating Research to Understand and Address Hunger, Food and Nutrition Insecurity

Notice Number: NOT-OD-22-135

Purpose: The purpose of this NOSI is to encourage research on the efficacy of interventions that address nutrition security and the mechanisms of food insecurity on a variety of health outcomes.

It also calls for the development of new measures for nutrition security and assessment of food insecurity that are broadly applicable. . It was developed by the Office of Nutrition Research (ONR) Implementation Working Group on Nutrition and Health Disparities in collaboration with NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) and Offices in support of the goals and objectives of the Strategic Plan for NIH Nutrition Research.

NIDDK POCs:  Primary: Peter Perrin,, Secondary: Mary Evans,

Deadlines: Varies by ICO and mechanism

Specific Areas of Research Interest

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

NIDDK is interested in applications focused on understanding how food and nutrition insecurity contribute to development, progression and/or management of diseases and conditions within its mission (diabetes and other endocrine and metabolic diseases; digestive diseases, nutritional disorders, and obesity; and kidney, urologic, and hematologic diseases), and the development of strategies for improving food security and related health outcomes among health disparity populations and other understudied groups with or at risk for these diseases across the lifespan. NIDDK has many research areas within its mission, but all research related to relevant diseases may not be appropriate for NIDDK. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact NIDDK staff as soon as possible in the development of the application, so that NIDDK staff can help the applicant understand whether the proposed project is within the goals and mission of the Institute.

Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Research on the impact of food and nutrition insecurity on biological processes within NIDDK’s mission.
  • Research on behavioral mechanisms whereby food and nutrition insecurity impact behavioral pathways that contribute to the initiation or exacerbation of diseases and conditions within NIDDK’s mission.
  • Research on how food and nutrition insecurity act as barriers to patient engagement by people with NIDDK-relevant diseases and conditions related to self-management activities, health seeking behavior, and/or retention in care.
  • Policy/program evaluation (“natural experiments”) related to the food environment for NIDDK-relevant diseases and conditions.
  • Descriptive and intervention research to address health behavior determinants and NIDDK-relevant disease outcomes at one or more levels of influence, including the individual/person, interpersonal (e.g., caregiver/family, provider), organizational/institutional (e.g., healthcare setting, workplace), community and/or societal levels.
  • Research on health disparities and health equity within NIDDK’s mission, including those that address intersecting marginalized identities.

NIDDK’s FOAs for this NOSI include the following or their subsequent reissued equivalents:

Activity CodeFOAFirst Available Application Due Date
R01PA-20-183 – NIH Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Required)October 05, 2022
R01PA-20-185 – NIH Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)October 05, 2022
R01PAS-21-031 – Priority HIV/AIDS Research within the Mission of the NIDDK (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)October 05, 2022