Bringing In The Research Dollars! (BiRD)

Chronic Condition Self-Management in Children and Adolescents (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Deadline: Standard NIH Deadlines

Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. Maximum project period is 5 years.


To encourage research to improve self-management and quality of life in children and adolescents with chronic conditions, including research that takes into consideration various factors that influence self-management such as individual differences, biological and psychological factors, family and sociocultural context, family-community dynamics, healthcare system factors, technological advances, and the role of the environment.   


  • Clinical trial optional
  • This FOA is restricted to studies of children and adolescents ages 8 to 21 with chronic conditions as children younger are less likely to manage their health conditions. Researchers can focus on any age group within this range but investigators must demonstrate that the approach is appropriate to developmental stage. Studies of chronic mental illness or serious cognitive disability are beyond the scope of this FOA.
  • Companion Funding Opportunity - R21 Exploratory/Developmental Grant -

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