National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Application Due Date(s): New Date Standard dates apply.
This FOA calls for research addressing the medical, sociological, psychological and structural causes and consequences of transgender and gender nonconforming identities. Investigations of the social determinants of health in these populations are needed, including understanding the impact of stigma, the high impact of HIV, minority stress, education, employment, violence, homelessness, and incarceration. More information is needed on relationships with partners and family, as well as on sexual and reproductive health. Successful aging, including the impact of life events, experiences, and interventions such as hormone therapy and surgery are other important topics to investigate. It will also be important to learn more about brain development, resilience, and end-of-life issues. Collaborative, cross disciplinary work will be essential. Areas of research sought include but are not limited to:
- Improved Methodology and Measurement
- Development of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Identities
- Improvements in Diagnosis and Clinical Management of Gender Dysphoria
- Health Outcomes of Long-term Hormone Use and Surgical Treatment
- Quality of Life and Mental Health
Please review the full RFP below where more details are available.
Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.
Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum project period is 5 years.
Link to Full RFP: