Division of Behavioral and Social Research
The Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR) supports social, behavioral, and economic research and research training on the processes of aging at both the individual and societal level. BSR fosters cross-disciplinary research, at multiple levels from genetics to cross-national comparative research, and at stages from basic through translational.
Featured Funding Opportunities
This FOA invites Research and Development Center (P30) grant applications in the areas of demography and economics of aging, including relevant interdisciplinary areas rooted in population-based social science research. Areas of focus that are especially encouraged are: a) socioeconomic status (SES) disparities at older ages, including geographic disparities; b) the reasons for poor U.S. performance in health and mortality in international comparisons; c) trends and dynamics in old-age disability; d) cohort trends in obesity and its sequelae; e) family demography including the demography of care and caregiving for chronic disease, disability and Alzheimer’s Disease and Alzheimer's-Related Dementias (AD/ADRD); and f) long-term supports and services for the disabled elderly population.
Centers on the Demography and Economics of Alzheimer's Disease and Alzheimer's Related Dementias (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)
This FOA invites Research and Development Center (P30) grant applications in demography, economics and health services research relevant to Alzheimer's Disease and Alzheimer's Related Dementias (AD/ADRD). Areas of focus that are especially encouraged are: a) national and international population trends in cognitive aging and AD/ADRD; b) demography of dementia care and caregiving; c) economic burden of AD/ADRD; d) impact of health care systems and long-term supports and services on outcomes for persons with dementia and their care providers; e) impact of health care financing policies on outcomes for persons with dementia and their care providers; f) how regulatory and economic incentives affect access, quality and health outcomes in health and long-term care systems for persons with dementia; g) disparities in quality and access to dementia care; h) effects of population-level health delivery and care interventions on outcomes of persons with dementia; and i) national and international projections of dementia caseload, incidence and prevalence.
This FOA invites applications for a Demography and Economics of Aging and AD/ADRD Coordinating Center (CC) whose purpose is to act as a hub, serving the needs of both traditional Centers on the Demography and Economics of Aging (D&E Centers) and Centers on the Demography and Economics of Alzheimer's Disease and Alzheimer's Related Dementias (D&E Centers on AD/ADRD).