Skip to main content

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.

Lightbulb with terms

About BSR and Staff Listing

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

News on computer screens

News & Announcements

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

Stack of publications and journals

BSR Publications

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

US map with highlighted points

BSR Centers

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

World map

Global Aging

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

Data resources, tablet, spreadsheets

Data Resources

Information and contacts from the Office of Research Resources.

Man pointing at data on screen.

Small Business Opportunities

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

Light bulbs in front of chalkboard

Research and Funding FAQs

Read answers to frequently asked questions about research and funding.