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Mechanisms, Measurement, and Management of Pain in Aging: from Molecular to Clinical (R03)

Funding Number: PA-09-195
Funding Type: PA
Release Date: May 28, 2009
Expiration Date: January 8, 2013
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Purpose. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages Small Research Grant (R03) applications from organizations/institutions that propose to (1) study biological, neurobiological, psychosocial, and clinical mechanisms and processes by which aging and/or age-related diseases affect the experience of pain, (2) examine biological, neurobiological, psychosocial, and clinical factors that impact pain experience and prevalence in older people, (3) evaluate existing pain assessment and/or management approaches in older adults, or (4) develop new assessment methods and/or management strategies for pain with particular attention to the needs of older adults. Studies involving animal models or human subjects are appropriate under this program announcement. The R03 grant mechanism supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology. The R03 is intended to support small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources.