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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Featured Funding Opportunities
Triadic Interactions in Clinical Encounters Involving People with Alzheimer's Disease and Alzheimer's Disease-Related Dementias (AD/ADRD), Clinicians, and Care Partners (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications focused on triadic interactions and interpersonal processes between individuals with Alzheimer's disease or Alzheimer's disease-related dementias (AD/ADRD), clinicians, and care partners. NIA seeks to increase our understanding of the impact of such interactions on patient health and well-being outcomes. The goal of this initiative is to identify targets for the development of behavioral interventions to optimize interactions in clinical settings and help build and preserve strong and supportive caregiving relationships throughout all stages of AD/ADRD and across the continuum of care.
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Aging-Relevant Behavioral and Social Research on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
NIA is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the continuing need for behavioral, psychological, social, and economic research on SARS-CoV-2 and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). There is a need for ongoing research on the longer-term effects of COVID-19 on the health and well-being of those infected, those caring for the sick, and many others whose lives were disrupted by the pandemic and its associated mitigation and prevention strategies. Beyond effects on individuals, this pandemic has brought about unprecedented social and economic disruption that is expected to have long-term and profound effects on the health of the population.