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Funding Opportunities

Secondary Analyses of Social and Behavioral Datasets in Aging (R03)

Funding Number: PA-10-139
Funding Type: PA
Release Date: March 17, 2010
Expiration Date: May 8, 2012
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Purpose. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), is seeking small grant (R03) applications to conduct secondary analysis of social and behavioral data in aging. Specifically, NIA seeks applicants to: 1) stimulate and facilitate secondary analysis of data related to dynamics of health and disability, cognition, psychosocial and sociodemographic factors, genetics, and biomarkers, long term care, caregiving, behavioral medicine, retirement, economic status; 2) provide support for preliminary projects using secondary analysis that could lead to subsequent applications for other research grant award mechanisms; 3) provide support for analyses of new databases and experimental modules for purposes such as informing the design and content of future study waves; and 4) provide support for pilot research on under-utilized databases. 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. Mechanism of Support. This FOA will utilize the NIH Small Research Grant (R03) award mechanism. Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards. For this funding opportunity, budgets up to $50,000 directed costs per year and time periods up to 2 years may be requested.