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Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases

NIH participates in the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD), a collection of publicly funded research agencies that supports innovative research collaborations to address the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases in vulnerable populations.

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Current Funding Opportunities

Noncommunicable Disease (NCD) Prevention in Cities

The current NIH-GACD Funding Opportunity Announcement supports applications that propose implementation research to reduce the risks of NCDs in the context of cities in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations in US cities, with the potential to equip policymakers and practitioners with evidence-based strategies for prevention and/or management of NCDs among disadvantaged populations globally.

NIH funding opportunities supporting this call for applications:

Application due date: The due date for both funding opportunities is March 9, 2023.

Pre-Application Technical Assistance Webinar

Fogarty hosted a pre-application technical assistance webinar to aid potential applicants for the NCD Prevention in Cities funding opportunties (PAR-23-042 and PAR-23-043).

Webinar video, presentation, and transcript

Previous Funding Opportunities

Topic Focus
Critical Life Stages
  • Implementation Research to Reduce Noncommunicable Disease (NCD) Burden in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) and Tribal Nations During Critical Life Stages and Key Transition Periods

Primary and Secondary Prevention of Cancer
  • Primary and secondary prevention of cancer in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), and in populations facing conditions of vulnerability in high-income countries.

Scaling-up Evidence-based Interventions
  • Scaling-up evidence-based interventions at the population level for the prevention or management of hypertension or diabetes.

Mental Health Research
  • Child, adolescent and adult age onset mental disorders including, but not limited to, dementia, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, alcohol- and drug-use disorders, etc., in low- and middle-income countries and/or in vulnerable populations in high-income countries.

Lung Disease Research
  • Address lung diseases related to environmental exposures , including indoor and outdoor air pollution and tobacco.

Type 2 Diabetes Research
  • Improving the science around implementation of existing interventions for type 2 diabetes.

Hypertension Research
  • Improve the implementation of existing approaches to prevention and control of hypertension.


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Updated January 27, 2023