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Division of Behavioral and Social Research

The Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR) supports social, behavioral, psychological, and economic research and training on the processes of aging at the individual and societal levels. BSR fosters cross-disciplinary research, from genetics to cross-national comparative research, and at stages from basic through translational.

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

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

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

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

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

Interdisciplinary research networks currently supported by BSR.

Information and contacts on resources for research on aging.

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

Expert meetings convened and/or supported by BSR.

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

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

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

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