The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institutes of Nursing Research (NINR) and Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) have announced the availability of funding for the development of mobile health tools to improve chronic disease self-management. The effort includes two opportunities – an R01 opportunity and an R21 opportunity.
These opportunities are designed to stimulate research into using mobile health tools to improve the outcomes of patients with chronic conditions by helping them communicate with their providers, adhere to treatment, and manage their conditions. Virtually all entities are eligible to apply – including high education institutions, non-profits, for-profits, and government entities.
R01 awards support traditional research and development for up to five years. R21 awards support the early and conceptual stages of project development for up to two years and $275,000. Applications for the R01 opportunity are due on June 5, 2014 and the R21 on June 16, 2014.