NIH Notice of Special Interest: Women’s Health Research

Notice Number: NOT-OD-24-079

Deadline: May 6, 2024


For consideration under this NOSI, applications must have a central focus on the health of women, as demonstrated through specific aims that EITHER explicitly address a particular condition in women OR focus on one of the high priority topics below. In either approach, intersectional and/or multidimensional approaches that consider the health of women in context (e.g., projects accounting for social and structural variables-including race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status , and State and Federal policies- that affect women’s health) are strongly encouraged. For consideration under this NOSI, projects are not required to exclusively focus on women. However, studies that include more than one sex or gender should be designed and powered to make generalizable conclusions about women and enable sex or gender difference comparison.

High priority topics across NIH include but are not limited to:

  • Projects that investigate the influence of sex-linked biology, gender-related factors, or their intersections on health.
  • Projects that investigate how physical, mental, and psychological health outcomes interact with structural factors to either mitigate or exacerbate health disparities, and aim to create behavioral interventions to address these issues.
  • Projects that advance the translation of research advancements and evidence in women’s health into practical benefits for patients and providers
  • Projects to inform and develop multi-sector partnerships to advance innovation in women’s health research
  • Research to increase public awareness of the need for greater investment in and attention to women’s health research, as well as women’s health outcomes across the lifespan
  • Projects that advance research to reduce health disparities and inequities affecting women’s health, including those related to race, ethnicity, age, socioeconomic status, disability, and exposure to environmental factors and contaminants that can directly affect health
  • Dissemination and implementation research to increase uptake of evidence-based interventions that advance women’s health

For more information, please see announcement webpage.