NIA Grants for Social Neuroscience and Neuroeconomics of Aging

Purpose: The National Institute on Aging (NIA) issues these Program Announcements with special review to stimulate interdisciplinary aging-relevant research in the social, affective and economic neurosciences. The NIA invites applications examining social, emotional and economic behaviors of relevance to aging, using approaches that examine mechanisms and processes at both (a) the social, behavioral or psychological (emotional, cognitive, motivational) level, and (b) the neurobiological or genetic level. Proposals are encouraged that have an overriding emphasis on economic, social or emotional processes and associated genetic or neurobiological processes. Applications should demonstrate either relevance for aging or for age differences or age-related changes in these processes. Aging-relevant applications can address issues of importance to the well-being and health of either mid-life or older adults, and can include data spanning the entire life course.

Applications may focus on social behavior, emotional function, OR economic behavior, OR their interaction.

Application Due Date: February 5, 2012, 2013 and 2014

Anticipated Number of Awards: These applications will be considered within the normal NIA payline.

Award Budget: Standard R21 and R01 rules apply.

*Special Review: In recognition that no single study section currently possesses the appropriate range of expertise to cover the science likely to be submitted, a special committee will be constituted for these PARs.

Scientific Contacts:

Applicants are encouraged to contact Lis Nielsen in the Division of Behavioral and Social Research at NIA if they are considering responding to these announcements.

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