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High-Priority Behavioral and Social Research Networks (R24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.866
National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jan 1, 2019
Application: Feb 1, 2019

Scientific/research contact:
Dana Jeffrey Plude, Ph.D.

Peer review contact:
Ramesh Vemuri, Ph.D.

Financial and grants management contact:
Karen Molina


This program offers grants to provide infrastructure support for advancing development of specific high-priority areas of behavioral and social research of relevance to aging.

Infrastructure support should facilitate research networks through:

  • Meetings
  • Conferences
  • Small-scale pilots
  • Short-term educational opportunities (such as intensive workshops, summer institutes, and visiting scholar programs)
  • Information dissemination to encourage growth and development in specified priority areas and build resources for advancing aging-relevant research in the field at large

Projects are limited to the specified priority areas:

  1. Midlife reversibility of biobehavioral risk associated with early life adversity
  2. Stress measurement
  3. Reproducibility in the social and behavioral sciences
  4. Life course health disparities at older ages
  5. Genomics of behavioral and social science
  6. Integrating animal models to inform behavioral and social research on aging
  7. Rural aging

Eligible applicants include:

  • Higher education institutions
    • Public/state controlled institutions
    • Private institutions
  • Nonprofit organizations
    • With 501(c)(3) status
    • Without 501(c)(3) status
    • Native American tribal organizations
    • Faith-based or community-based organizations
    • Regional organizations
  • Governments
    • State
    • County
    • City or township
    • Special districts
    • Federally recognized Indian/Native American tribal governments
    • Indian/Native American tribal governments (other than federally recognized)
    • Eligible agencies of the federal government
    • U.S. territory or possession
  • Other
    • Independent school districts
    • Public housing authorities
    • Indian housing authorities
    • Non-domestic entities and non-domestic components of U.S. entities
    • Small businesses
    • For-profit organizations
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $250,000 per year
Project period: 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 4-6
Estimated total program funding: $1,500,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through

While not required, potential applicants are encouraged to email a letter of intent to Dana Jeffrey Plude, Ph.D. by January 1, 2019.

Tagged as
Aging and aging-related services · Behavioral health · Elderly population · Health disparities · Networking and collaboration · Research methods and resources

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