This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) invites applications for REsearch Across Complementary and Integrative Health Institutions (REACH) virtual resource centers.
REACH virtual resource centers will foster institutional partnerships and provide resources to support research activities and
research training for faculty who work at accredited complementary and integrative health clinical institutions, such as:
Schools of acupuncture, chiropractic, osteopathy, naturopathy, physical therapy, and music and art therapy.
The REACH virtual resource centers will provide a variety of including, but not limited to Administrative Support, Research Support, Grantsmanship, Mentoring and Training, and Team Building to support clinician scientists located at complementary and integrative health clinical institutions to form multi and interdisciplinary research teams and pursue externally funded research aligned with NCCIH Strategic Priorities for symptom management .
REACH centers should focus on resources to support investigators pursuing clinical research (e.g., observational, epidemiological, mechanistic clinical research, mixed methods, feasibility studies, etc).
It is expected that REACH virtual resource centers will (1) improve the quality and quantity of federal research grant applications submitted by clinician scientist faculty at complementary and integrative health clinical institutions; (2) aid the formation of multi and interdisciplinary research partnerships across partnering complementary and integrative health clinical institutions; (3) help to enhance the research environment at complementary and integrative health clinical institutions; and (4) support a pipeline for clinician scientists trained in complementary and integrative health practices to pursue research careers at clinical institutions.