Development of Comprehensive and Conceptually-based Measures of Psychosocial Stress (R21)

Purpose.

This FOA issued by the NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences Opportunity Network (OppNet) solicits Research Project Grant (R21) applications from institutions and organizations that propose to develop and test conceptually-based and comprehensive measures of psychosocial stress that

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can be applied across species and across the lifespan.

Applicants submitting proposals under this FOA are encouraged to incorporate variations in exposures, chronicity, environments (including toxicants and social environments), cognitions, and responses, as well as capture important factors for measuring stress in both humans and animals, in men and women, and across the lifespan.

Such studies should demonstrate that the measures, coupled with appropriate bridges between laboratory and population-based designs, advance our understanding of the components of psychosocial stressors that are most relevant to disease, and provide comparability across studies.

Mechanism of Support.

This FOA will utilize the R21 award mechanism.

Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards.

OppNet intends to commit approximately $1,050,000 million in total costs (Direct plus Facilities and Administrative [Fand A] costs) in FY 2011 to fund 4-6 new grants in response to this FOA, pending the number and quality of applications and availability of funds.

A period of up to 2 years of funding may be requested.

Applicants should budget travel expenses for Principal Investigators (PIs) to attend one 2-day meeting of FOA grantees per year.

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Office: National Institutes of Health

Estimated Funding: $1,050,000


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Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-11-034.html

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government; Faith-based or Community-based Organizations; Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized); Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Organizations); Regional Organizations; Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; U. S. Territory or Possession.

Full Opportunity Web Address:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-11-034.html

Contact:
NIH OER WebmasterFBOWebmaster@OD.NIH.GOV

Agency Email Description:
If you have any problems linking to this funding announcement, please contact the NIH OER Webmaster

Agency Email:
FBOWebmaster@OD.NIH.GOV

Date Posted:
2010-08-17

Application Due Date:
2010-10-14

Archive Date:
2010-11-14



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