Psychological scientists may be interested in new funding opportunities available for researchers studying the regulation of tobacco products. This opportunity, a cross-institute initiative from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), specifically seeks scientists who study behavior. Among other things, NIH seeks:
Understanding the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to tobacco product use and changes in tobacco product characteristics. Priorities include changes in tobacco product characteristics (such as flavors, product design, packaging) and their impact on tobacco use behaviors including experimentation, initiation, transition to non-flavored products, and cessation; innovative methods and measures to assess tobacco use behaviors and their likely impact of novel and/or potential modified risk tobacco products on tobacco behavior, including perceptions, susceptibility, experimentation, adoption, switching, and use (including dual use); and, predictive measures for future behaviors of non-cigarette tobacco product use, including current and established users of cigars, waterpipe, and [e-cigarettes].
NIH has posted opportunities for research project grants (R01s), small grants for new investigators (R03s), and exploratory/developmental research grants (R21s). The first due date for these applications is August 17, 2017.
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