Overview

Through the Helping to End Addiction Long-termSM Initiative, or NIH HEAL InitiativeSM, NIH supports research to enhance pain management and improve treatment for opioid misuse and addiction. The NIH HEAL Initiative includes research focus areas led by 12 NIH Institutes and Centers supporting hundreds of projects that reflect the full spectrum of research from basic science to implementation research.

Funded Projects

2020
University of Michigan BACPAC Mechanistic Research Center
Mar 19, 2020
2020
Back Pain Consortium (BACPAC) Research Program Data Integration, Algorithm Development and Operations Management Center
Mar 19, 2020
2020
Development, Evaluation and Translation of Robotic Apparel for Alleviating Low Back Pain
Mar 19, 2020
2020
Focused Ultrasound Neuromodulation of Dorsal Root Ganglion for Noninvasive Mitigation of Low Back Pain
Mar 19, 2020
2020
Virtual Reality as a Opioid Sparing Intervention for Acute Postoperative Pain Management
Mar 19, 2020

Open Funding Opportunities

2019
HEAL Initiative: EPPIC-Net Pain Research Asset Application (OT1)
Sep 03, 2019
2020
Notice of Special Interest to Encourage Eligible NIH HEAL Initiative Awardees to Apply for PA-20-222: Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Oct 19, 2020
2019
HEAL Initiative: Development of Therapies and Technologies Directed at Enhanced Pain Management (R41/R42 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Oct 03, 2019
2019
HEAL Initiative: Development of Therapies and Technologies Directed at Enhanced Pain Management (R41/R42 Clinical Trial Required)
Oct 04, 2019
2019
HEAL Initiative: EPPIC-Net Pain Research Asset Application (OT1)
Sep 03, 2019

Closed Funding Opportunities

2019
HEAL Initiative: America’s Startups and Small Businesses Build Technologies to Stop the Opioid Crisis (R41/R42 - Clinical Trial Optional)
Sep 25, 2019
2019
HEAL Initiative: Clinical Devices to Treat Pain (UH3 Clinical Trial Optional)
Sep 25, 2019
2019
HEAL Initiative: Translational Development of Devices to Treat Pain (U18 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Sep 25, 2019
2019
HEAL Initiative: Translational Devices to Treat Pain (U44 Clinical Trial Optional)
Sep 25, 2019
2019
Translational Research on Interventions for Adolescents in the Legal System: TRIALS (U01)
Sep 25, 2019