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Behavioral and Social Research Funding Opportunities and Applicant Resources

Time-Limited Funding Opportunities

Time-limited FOAs typically have a single due date and a special allocation of funds. BSR is accepting grant applications to a number of time-limited funding opportunities in different scientific domains related to aging, AD/ADRD, and COVID-19 research. Please see below for current time-limited funding opportunities.

FOA Number Title Focus Release Date Final Due Date
PAR-21-191

Firearm Injury and Mortality Prevention Research (R21/R33 Clinical Trial Optional)

NIH intends to commit up to $12.5M in FY 2021 on this topic, pending available funds.

Aging 3/5/2021 4/30/2021
PAR-21-192

Firearm Injury and Mortality Prevention Research (R01Clinical Trial Optional)

NIH intends to commit up to $12.5M in FY 2021 on this topic, pending available funds.

Aging 3/5/2021 4/30/2021
RFA-AG-21-035

Emergency Award: Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research on COVID-19 Consortium Coordinating Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

NIA and partner components intend to commit $750,000 in FY 2021 to fund 1 award.

COVID-19 4/9/2021 6/9/2021
RFA-AG-22-012

High-Priority Behavioral and Social Research Networks in Alzheimer’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias (R24 Clinical Trial Optional)

NIA intends to commit $1,275,000 in FY2022 to fund 3 to 4 awards.

AD/ADRD 3/18/2021 6/23/2021
RFA-AG-22-013

High-Priority Behavioral and Social Research Networks (R24 Clinical Trial Optional)

NIA intends to commit $1,275,000 in FY2022 to fund 3 to 4 awards.

Aging 3/18/2021 6/23/2021
RFA-AG-22-020

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)

NIA intends to commit $1.87 million in FY 2022 to fund 3 to 4 awards.

AD/ADRD 3/2/2021 6/23/2021
RFA-MD-21-004

Understanding and Addressing the Impact of Structural Racism and Discrimination on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

NIA intends to commit $4,500,000 in FY2022 to fund 6 awards, including $3,000,000 to fund 4 awards on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and $1,500,000 to fund 2 awards on other topics.

AD/ADRD

Aging

3/23/2021 8/24/2021
RFA-AG-22-016

Mechanism-Focused Research to Promote Adherence to Healthful Behaviors to Prevent Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (AD/ADRD) (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Required)

NIA intends to commit $3 million in FY 2022 to fund 6-8 awards.

AD/ADRD 4/6/2021 9/15/2021
RFA-AG-22-009

Short Courses on Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Sciences Research on Aging (R25 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

NIA intends to commit $450,000 in FY 2022 to fund 3 awards.

Aging 3/23/2021 10/4/2021
RFA-AG-22-010

Short Courses on Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Sciences Research on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (R25 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

NIA intends to commit $450,000 in FY 2022 to fund 3 awards.

AD/ADRD 3/23/2021 10/4/2021
PAR-21-213

Emergency Award: Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research on COVID-19 Consortium (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

NIH anticipates awarding 5 to 6 meritorious applications across participating ICs, based on the relevant FY 2021 funding policies of the assigned IC.

COVID-19 4/6/2021 11/8/2021

Current Funding Opportunities

BSR is accepting grant applications to a number of funding opportunities in different scientific domains related to aging, AD/ADRD, and COVID-19 research. Please see below for current funding opportunities.

The full list of NIA-wide active funding opportunities and NIA-wide AD/ADRD funding opportunities can also be found online.

FOA Number Title Focus Release Date Expiration Date
NOT-OD-21-100 Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Improving Patient Adherence to Treatment and Prevention Regimens to Promote Health

AD/ADRD

Aging

4/8/2021 6/8/2024
PAR-21-207

Mechanism-Focused Research to Promote Adherence to Healthful Behaviors to Prevent Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (AD/ADRD) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

AD/ADRD 4/6/2021 1/27/2022
PAR-21-141 AD/ADRD Clinical Trials Short Course (R25 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) AD/ADRD 3/4/2021 9/8/2023
NOT-AG-21-015 Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Aging-Relevant Behavioral and Social Research on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

COVID-19

1/26/2021 5/8/2023
NOT-AT-21-002 Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Promoting Research on Interoception and Its Impact on Health and Disease

AD/ADRD

Aging

1/22/2021 5/7/2024
PAR-21-099 Music and Health: Understanding And Developing Music Medicine (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

AD/ADRD

Aging

12/23/2020 2/17/2023

PAR-21-100

Music and Health: Understanding And Developing Music Medicine (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

AD/ADRD

Aging

12/23/2020 2/06/2023

NOT-OD-21-011

Notice of NIH Participation in Smart Health and Biomedical Research in the Era of Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Data Science

AD/ADRD

Aging

11/24/2020 11/10/2022
PAR-21-080 Addressing the Etiology of Health Disparities and Health Advantages Among Immigrant Populations (R01 Clinical trial not allowed)

AD/ADRD

Aging

11/17/2020 1/8/2023
NOT-AG-21-012 Notice of Special Interest: Integrative Studies of Neural Mechanisms Underlying Fundamental Affective Processes in Aging

AD/ADRD

Aging

10/15/2020 1/8/2024
NOT-AG-20-038 Notice of Special Interest: Sex and Gender Differences in Alzheimer’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias (AD/ADRD) AD/ADRD 8/5/2020 11/13/2021
NOT-AG-20-040 Notice of Special Interest: Basic and Translational Research on Affective, Motivational, and Social Function in Normative Aging and/or Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (AD/ADRD)

AD/ADRD

Aging

8/3/2020 1/8/2022
NOT-AG-20-039 Notice of Special Interest: Fundamental and Translational Research on Decision Making in Aging and/or Alzheimer’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease Related Dementias (AD/ADRD)

AD/ADRD

Aging

7/21/2020 1/8/2022
PAR-20-266 Promoting Research on Music and Health: Phased Innovation Award for Music Interventions (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Optional)

AD/ADRD

Aging

7/15/2020 6/20/2023
NOT-AG-20-026
Notice of Special Interest: Dementia Care Workforce for Those Living with Alzheimer’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias (AD/ADRD) AD/ADRD 5/29/2020 11/13/2021
NOT-OD-20-106 Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Development and Preliminary Testing of Health-related Behavioral Interventions

AD/ADRD

Aging

5/19/2020 9/26/2022
PA-20-172 Long-Term Effects of Disasters on Health Care Systems Serving Health Disparity Populations (R01- Clinical Trial Optional)

AD/ADRD

Aging

4/20/2020 9/8/2023
PAR-20-164 Mechanisms and Consequences of Sleep Disparities in the U.S. (R01 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

AD/ADRD

Aging

4/3/2022 7/15/2022
NOT-OD-20-079 Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research to Improve the Interpretation of Patient-Reported Outcomes at the Individual Patient Level for Use in Clinical Practice

AD/ADRD

Aging

3/24/2020 1/8/2022
PAR-20-139 Investigator Initiated Extended Clinical Trial (R01 Clinical Trial Required)

AD/ADRD

Aging

3/13/2020 1/14/2023
NOT-AG-20-017 Notice of Special Interest: Digital Technology for Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias AD/ADRD 3/11/2020 11/13/2021
PAR-20-125 Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) (S06 Clinical Trials Optional)

AD/ADRD

Aging

3/5/2020 7/24/2021
PAS-19-391 Small Research Grant Program for the Next Generation of Researchers in AD/ADRD Research: Area of Focus Archiving and Leveraging Existing Data Sets for Analyses (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) AD/ADRD 10/17/2019 11/17/2022
PAS-19-392 Small Research Grant Program for the Next Generation of Researchers in AD/ADRD Research: Area of Focus Basic Science (R03 Clinical Trials Not Allowed) AD/ADRD 10/17/2019 11/17/2022
PAS-19-393 Small Research Grant Program for the Next Generation of Researchers in AD/ADRD Research: Area of Focus Systems Biology (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) AD/ADRD 10/17/2019 11/17/2022
RFA-NS-20-008 HEAL Initiative: Development of Therapies and Technologies Directed at Enhanced Pain Management (R41/R42 Clinical Trial Required) Aging 10/4/2019 9/9/2022
RFA-NS-20-009 HEAL Initiative: Development of Therapies and Technologies Directed at Enhanced Pain Management (R41/R42 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Aging 10/4/2019 9/9/2022
RFA-NS-20-010 HEAL INITIATIVE: Development of Therapies and Technologies Directed at Enhanced Pain Management (R43/R44 - Clinical Trial Required) Aging 10/4/2019 9/9/2022
RFA-NS-20-011 HEAL INITIATIVE: Development of Therapies and Technologies Directed at Enhanced Pain Management (R43/R44 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Aging 10/4/2019 9/9/2022
RFA-OD-19-029 The Intersection of Sex and Gender Influences on Health and Disease (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

AD/ADRD

Aging

9/27/2019 11/27/2021
PAR-19-372 Social Epigenomics Research Focused on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01-Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

AD/ADRD

Aging

9/10/2019 11/9/2022
PAR-19-302 NIA Multi-site Clinical Trial Implementation Grant (R01 Clinical Trial Required)

AD/ADRD

Aging

6/24/2019 9/8/2022
PAR-19-274 Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

AD/ADRD

Aging

5/8/2019 5/8/2022
PAR-19-275 Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

AD/ADRD

Aging

5/8/2019 5/8/2022
PAR-19-276 Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

AD/ADRD

Aging

5/8/2019 5/8/2022
PA-19-200 Mechanisms Underlying the Contribution of Sleep Disturbances to Pain (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) Aging 2/28/2019 5/8/2022
PA-19-201 Mechanisms Underlying the Contribution of Sleep Disturbances to Pain (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) Aging 2/28/2019 5/8/2022
NOT-AG-18-056 Notice to Specify High-Priority Research Topic for PAR-19-070 and PAR-19-071: Behavioral and Social Science Priority Areas in Dementia Care Research - Programs and services for persons with dementia AD/ADRD 1/2/2019 11/13/2021
NOT-AG-18-057 Notice to Specify High-Priority Research Topic for PAR-19-070 and PAR-19-071: Behavioral and Social Science Priority Areas in Dementia Caregiver Research AD/ADRD 1/2/2019 11/13/2021
PAR-19-134 Research Enhancement Award Program (REAP) for Health Professional Schools and Graduate Schools (R15 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

AD/ADRD

Aging

12/21/2018 1/8/2022
PAR-19-133 Academic Research Enhancement Award for Undergraduate-Focused Institutions (R15 Clinical Trial Required)

AD/ADRD

Aging

12/21/2018 1/8/2022
NOT-AG-18-053 Notice to Specify High-Priority Research Topic for PAR-19-070 and PAR-19-071: Major Opportunities for Research in Epidemiology of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias and Cognitive Resilience AD/ADRD 12/27/2018 11/13/2021
PA-19-094 Emotion Regulation, Aging and Mental Disorder (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

AD/ADRD

Aging

11/29/2018 1/8/2022
PA-19-095 Emotion Regulation, Aging and Mental Disorder (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

AD/ADRD

Aging

11/29/2018 1/8/2022
NOT-AG-18-047 Notice to Specify High-Priority Research Topic for PAR-19-070 and PAR-19-071: Health Disparities and Alzheimer's Disease AD/ADRD 11/29/2018 11/13/2021
PAR-19-070 Research on Current Topics in Alzheimer's Disease and Its Related Dementias (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) AD/ADRD 11/29/2018 11/13/2021
PAR-19-071 Research on Current Topics in Alzheimer's Disease and Its Related Dementias (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) AD/ADRD 11/16/2018 11/13/2021
PA-18-932 Increasing Uptake of Evidence-Based Screening in Diverse Adult Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

AD/ADRD

Aging

9/21/2018 1/8/2022
PA-18-849 Prevention Research in Mid-Life Adults (R01 Clinical Trial Optional

AD/ADRD 

Aging

7/3/2018 9/8/2021
PA-18-850 Prevention Research in Mid-Life Adults (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

AD/ADRD

Aging

7/3/2018 9/8/2021
PA-18-722 Improving Patient Adherence to Treatment and Prevention Regimens to Promote Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

AD/ADRD 

Aging

3/28/2018 5/8/2021
PA-18-723 Improving Patient Adherence to Treatment and Prevention Regimens to Promote Health (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

AD/ADRD

Aging

3/28/2018 5/8/2021
PAR-18-714 Academic Research Enhancement Award for Undergraduate-Focused Institutions (R15 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

AD/ADRD

Aging

3/6/2018 5/8/2021
PA-18-141 Mechanisms, Models, Measurement, and Management in Pain Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) Aging 11/7/2017 5/8/2021