This FOA issued by the NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences Opportunity Network (OppNet) solicits exploratory/developmental (R21) research applications examining basic mechanisms of self-regulation.
The intent of this FOA is to advance research on basic processes and mechanisms
of self-regulation, capitalizing on recent advances in methods and theory from the psychological (social, personality, developmental), economic, neuroscience, sociocultural, and other behavioral and social science literatures.
The current lack of consistency and conceptual integration in how self-regulation is studied across a range of disciplines hinders our understanding of the basic mechanisms underlying many important health and developmental outcomes.
Applications submitted to this FOA are expected to address one or more of the following basic behavioral and social science research (b-BSSR) challenges:
(1) to precisely identify and operationally reconcile the basic processes and mechanisms involved in self-regulation of cognition, emotion, and behavior, and refine their measurement and theoretical conceptualizations, (2) to assess relations among various self-regulatory functions and their sub-components, and (3) to systematically characterize changes in self-regulatory functions over time, across different social and environmental contexts, and across the lifespan in both men and women.
Proposals are expected to engage investigators working at multiple levels of analysis and across disparate literatures.
Mechanism of Support.
This FOA will utilize the R21 award mechanism.
Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards.
OppNet intends to commit approximately $1,900,000 in total costs (Direct plus Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs) in FY 2011 to fund 6-8 new grants in response to this FOA.