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Leveraging Social Networks to Promote Widespread Individual Behavior Change (R01 and R34 Clinical Trial Optional)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.399
National Cancer Institute, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Letter of Intent (Optional): Oct 3, 2023
Application: Nov 3, 2023

Scientific/research contact:
Contacts by research area

Peer review contact:
Ramesh Vemuri, PhD

Financial and grants management contact:

Ryan Blakeney
National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Crystal Wolfrey
National Cancer Institute (NCI)


This opportunity will provide funding for planning activities and research to develop social network interventions to promote health across the lifespan, especially in populations in which they are currently largely underdeveloped and untested.

Populations of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Individuals at increased risk for development of aging-related chronic diseases
  • African American/Black
  • Latino/Hispanic
  • American Indian and Alaska Native
  • Asian American
  • Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander
  • Less privileged socioeconomic groups
  • Underserved rural populations
  • Individuals from sexual and gender minority groups

There are two funding opportunities under this program:

  1. R34 Planning Grant to support the initial development of a research project, including the establishment of the research team; the development of tools for data management and oversight of the research.
  2. R01 Research Project Grant that supports a discrete project to be performed by an investigator in an area representing the investigator's specific interest and competencies

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
    • Small businesses
    • For-profit organizations
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

R34 Planning Grants may be up to $450,000 over a 3-year project period.

R01 Research Project Grants may be up to $500,000 for a project period up to 5-years.

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application procedures are available on

While not required, potential applicants are encouraged to email a letter of intent to Elizabeth Necka, PhD by October 3, 2023.

Tagged as
Aging and aging-related services · Cancer · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Research methods and resources · Technology for health and human services

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