The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released a broad funding announcement entitled Research to Characterize and Reduce Stigma to Improve Health. This initiative will support research addressing specific factors and attitudes that contribute to the formation of stigmas in the health care system, with the intention of reducing bias and discrimination and improving health outcomes. Several funding options are available, including: RO1 funding, which will support research projects that study and characterize stigmatized populations in order to design interventions aimed at improving community health (PAR-13-248; budgets are not limited; maximum project period is five years); (2) RO3 funding, which will provide small research grants to support existing, well-defined research projects related to stigmas in health care (PAR-13-247; budget for the two year project period may not exceed $100,000; no more than $50,000 may be requested in any single year); and (3) R21 funding, which will provide exploratory/developmental research grants intended to promote ingenuity in experimentation with new methods that minimize stereotyping in the health care industry (PAR-13-246; budget for the two year project period may not exceed $275,000; no more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year). Prospective applicants should discuss areas of interest with the contacts listed in Section VII of the FOA. Standard NIH deadlines apply.