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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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Get information on BSR research resources, funding opportunities, research highlights, and upcoming webinars and meetings on our Twitter handle, @NIA_BSR.

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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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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

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

Interdisciplinary research networks currently supported by BSR.

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Data Resources

Information and contacts on resources for research on aging.

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

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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.

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