This FOA calls for exploratory/novel research projects on the basic behavioral, social and biopsychosocial (also called biobehavioral or biosocial) mechanisms that empower or impede a person’s management of one or more chronic conditions. It seeks to stimulate basic inquiry into the mechanisms that influence people within their larger social contexts to manage one or multiple conditions over the lifecourse. Long-term goals are to increase knowledge of the individual and group processes that inform thought and behaviors that reinforce health and optimal wellbeing to enhance overall human health, reduce illness and disability, and lengthen life.
• Pre-Application Submission Deadline: November 6, 2016
• Application Submission Deadline: 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization, December 6, 2016
Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.