Office of Research on Women's Health

Program Announcements/Requests for Applications

For your convenience, ORWH is providing links for active and past Program Announcements (PA) and Request for Applications (RFA). Note: NIH Policy is for PA to remain active for approximately 3 years and RFA’s are active for a more limited period.

We are providing links both the active and closed PA’s and RFA’s so you can see a better history of research in women’s health at NIH.

ORWH is a part of the NIH’s Office of the Director and does not have its own grant-making authority. We do, however, co-fund meritorious research through the NIH institutes and centers. Please view ongoing research for details.

Program Announcements:

Advancing Novel Science in Women's Health Research (ANSWHR)

The Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) and co-sponsoring NIH institutes and centers announce two (2) program announcements (for an R21 and an R03)to advance new concepts in women’s health research and the study of sex/gender differences. ORWH is particularly interested in encouraging extramural investigators to undertake new interdisciplinary research to advance studies on how sex and gender factors affect women's health. Applications in all areas of women’s health and/or sex/gender research are invited. Detailed information, including deadlines, can be found through the urls below:

R21 version of ANSWHR:

R03 version of ANSWHR:

For further information, please contact Dr. Lisa Begg, at, or 301-496-7853.

Past Program Announcements:

Requests for Applications:

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