NIH Research Opportunity Announcements for N CREW Program (due Nov 1)

NIH has published two Research Opportunity Announcements (ROAs) for the HEAL-funded Native Collective Research Effort to Enhance Wellness (N CREW) Program, available on the N CREW Website. Applications are due Nov 1.

  1. ROA OTA-23-007 pdf  424.71 kb solicits applications from Tribes and Native American Serving Organizations (T/NASOs) for the planning, development, piloting, and/or implementation of research and/or data improvement projects. Projects must explicitly include a focus on overdose, substance use (including opioids or stimulants), or pain management. They may also include related factors such as mental health or wellness, among others, to support positive health outcomes in Native American communities. T/NASOs are defined as federally or state recognized Tribes and organizations with a core mission to serve and/or a track record in serving Native Americans and that are poised to reach this population.
  2. ROA OTA-23-008 pdf  431.15 kb solicits applications from T/NASOs and Ally Organizations to form a Native Research Resource Network. Ally Organizations are defined as organizations with a demonstrated track record of partnering successfully with Native American communities. The network will provide comprehensive training and resources to support T/NASOs in real-time as they lead research and data improvement projects. Components of the network will also provide coordination of resources, reporting, and cross-site activities.

Questions about this opportunity can be directed to Additional information is also available on the N CREW Website.

For more information, a Technical Assistance webinar will be held on Thursday, July 27th from 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET (click here to register). We encourage you to send any questions or comments about the ROAs and/or application process in advance of the webinar by emailing Information on future webinars, questions and answers, and other information on the N CREW Program can be found at

Posted July 10, 2023