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Title: Funding Opportunities for Research and Training: The National Institutes of Health NAAEA, Washington

Funding Opportunities for Research and
TrainingThe National Institutes of
HealthNAAEA, Washington DC, September 18, 2007

Contact Information
  • Ronald P. Abeles, Ph.D.OBSSR/OD/NIHBuilding
    31C, Room B1C19, MSC 202731 Center
    DriveBethesda, MD 20892-2027
  • 301.496.7859
  • http//

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NIH BudgetResearch and Training
  • FY 2006 2007
  • Total RT 28.4 billion
  • BSSR RT 2.9 billion
  • NIDA 454. million
  • NIMH 436. million
  • NICHD 418. million
  • NCI 305. million
  • NIA 268. Million
  • Estimated

Mission and Responsibilities
  • Stimulate and increase support for behavioral and
    social sciences research
  • Advise the NIH director of developments in
    behavioral and social sciences research
  • Serve as the focal point for research on
    behavioral, social, and lifestyle factors in the
    causation, treatment, and prevention of disease
  • Integrate a biobehavioral perspective across the
  • Disseminate behavioral and social sciences
    research findings to the public.

OBSSR Activities
  • Lecture Series
  • Conferences, Workshops, Training Institutes
  • Publications
  • Congressional Reports and Testimony
  • Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs)
  • Research Agenda

Selected Conferences
  • Economic Perspectives on Health Disparities
  • Towards Higher Levels of Analysis
  • Behavioral and Social Science Contributions to
    Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities

Selected Conferences
  • Workplace Strategies for Improving Health and
  • eHealth Evaluation Research Opportunities
  • Research Designs for Complex, Multi-Level Health
    Interventions and Programs

Selected Conferences
  • Racial/Ethnic Bias and Health Scientific
    Evidence, Methods and Research Implications
  • Adherence Research Using Qualitative Methods to
    Promote Self-Care in Diverse Populations
  • NIH Roadmap Summit  Interdisciplinary
    Methodology and Technology

Selected Publications
  • Publications
  • Conference Reports
  • National Academy of Sciences
  • Press Releases
  • Burton H. Singer and Carol D. Ryff (eds.), New
    Horizons in Health An Integrative Approach.
    Committee on Future Directions for Behavioral and
    Social Sciences Research at the National
    Institutes of Health. Washington, DC National
    Academy Press, 2001.

Selected Publications
  • Lyla Hernandez and Dan Blazer (eds.), Genes,
    Behavior, and the Social Environment Moving
    Beyond the Nature/Nurture Debate. Institute of
    Medicine, National Academies Press, 2006.
  • Summary of Recommendations for Behavioral and
    Social Research from several National Academies
    of Sciences Reports, February 2002
  • See OBSSR HomePage for full listing
  • http//

Applying for Funds
  • Investigator-initiated Applications
  • You identify a topic and prepare an application.
  • Majority of NIH grants are for investigator-initia
    ted applications.
  • Funding Opportunity Announcement
  • NIH identifies the topic.
  • You prepare application fitting the topic.

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)
  • Program Announcement
  • Request for Applications
  • Request for Proposals

Program Announcement (PA)
  • General interest in topic
  • Standard receipt dates (3 per year)
  • Grant Specified funding mechanisms
  • Standing peer review committees
  • General funding pool
  • Active for 3 years

Request for Applications (RFA)
  • Specific topics of interest.
  • Special receipt date (1 per year)
  • Grant Specific funding mechanism
  • Ad hoc peer review committees
  • Set-aside funding pool
  • One-time opportunity

Request for Proposals (RFP)
  • Specific services requested
  • Special receipt date (1 per year)
  • Contract
  • Ad hoc peer or administrativereview committees
  • Set-aside funding pool
  • One-time opportunity

Funding Mechanisms
  • Research Grants
  • Research Project Grant (R01)
  • Maximum of 5 years
  • No budget maximum
  • Average total cost per year 400,000
  • Renewable
  • Exploratory, Developmental, and Small Grants
    (e.g., R03, R21)

Funding Mechanisms
  • Training Awards
  • Individual Post-doctoral Fellowships(F32 F33)
  • 3 years
  • Not topic or Degree/Field specific
  • Career Development Awards (e.g., K01, K08)
  • 3-5 years
  • Specified topics and degrees (e.g., MD, PhD)

Informational Resources
  • Office of Extramural Research
  • NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts
  • CRISP data base of funded projects

Office of Extramural Research
  • Responsible for grant policy
  • Informational Resource
  • http//
  • Funding mechanisms
  • Policies
  • Guides to preparing an application

NIH Guide to Grants Contracts
  • Weekly publication of FOAs notices.
  • http//
  • Searchable
  • OBSSR listserv for behavioral and social science
  • Selected from the Guide every 6 weeks
  • http//

Sample Search of theNIH Guide
  • Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific
  • http//
  • Searchable database of awards1972 to present
  • Titles and abstracts

Sample Search Result economics
OBSSR Strategic Prospectus
  • OBSSR 10th Anniversary Celebrating a Decade of
    Progress and Promise
  • Themes
  • New Generation of Basic Research
  • Interdisciplinary Team-Science
  • System Analytic Approaches
  • Problem-focused Research

Implementing the Prospectus
  • Identifying substantive topics
  • Building partnerships
  • Inside NIH
  • Outside of NIH
  • Augmenting research capacity
  • Training
  • Methods

Implementing the Prospectus
  • Committing Financial Resources
  • Over next 2 years 10 12 million
  • Health Disparities
  • Gene x Social Environment Interactions
  • Systems Science and Health
  • New Approaches Adherence to Medical Regimens
  • New Training Institutes
  • Genetics for BSS Scientists (Planning for 2008)
  • System Sciences and Health (tentative)

National Institutes of Health
  • Questions, comments, and discussion