Funder: National Institutes of Health
Due Date: 9/7/2020
The goal of this funding opportunity is to support early phase clinical trials of mind and body approaches for conditions that have been identified by NCCIH as high priority research topics. This funding opportunity is intended to support feasibility clinical trials, which will provide data that are critical for the planning and design of a subsequent controlled cohort study, clinical efficacy or effectiveness study, or a pragmatic trial. The data collected should be used to fill gaps in scientific knowledge necessary to develop a competitive full-scale clinical trial, including, but not limited to the following: adapting an intervention to a specific population; refining the intervention to determine the most appropriate frequency or duration; determining feasibility of recruitment, retention and data collection procedures; examining acceptability of the intervention and control conditions. This FOA will not support randomized clinical trials to test or determine efficacy or effectiveness. Applications that propose solely to write a protocol or manual of operations or to develop infrastructure for a clinical trial are not appropriate for this announcement. The subsequent larger trial should have the potential to make a significant impact on public health.