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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.

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About BSR & Staff Listing

More information on BSR, staff bios, and contact information. Look here for a suitable contact for your research area.

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Funding Opportunities & Applicant Resources

Active PAs & RFAs for aging-relevant research in the behavioral and social sciences and funding FAQs for applicants.

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BSR News & Announcements

News and announcements from the Division of Behavioral and Social Research.

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Behavioral and Social Research on Alzheimer's Disease

BSR’s programmatic initiatives and funding opportunities related to Alzheimer’s Disease and AD-Related Dementias (AD/ADRD).

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Centers Programs in the Behavioral and Social Sciences

Read about the Centers on the Demography and Economics of Aging, Edward R. Roybal Centers, and Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research.

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Research Networks in the Behavioral and Social Sciences

Interdisciplinary research networks currently supported by BSR.

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Data Resources in the Behavioral and Social Sciences

Information and contacts from the Office of Research Resources.

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BSR Publications

BSR-sponsored publications, National Academies publications, and special journal issues.

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BSR Workshop Reports

Reports from BSR and National Academies expert workshops.

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Global Aging

Unprecedented changes are occurring worldwide as fertility and mortality rates decline in most countries and as populations age.

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Small Business Opportunities

Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants from BSR.

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Science of Behavior Change

The SOBC program seeks to promote basic research on the initiation, personalization, and maintenance of behavior change.