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Funding News - Applications for Research on Mind-Body Interactions and Health Requested

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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) requests applications for infrastructure grants to support research on mind-body interactions and health. This announcement is made together with 15 other components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).*

"Mind-body interactions and health" refers to the relationships among cognition, emotions, personality, social relationships, and health. The purpose of this request for applications (RFA) is to encourage applications designed to enhance the quality and quantity of mind-body and health research, and to develop new capabilities to advance mind-body and health research through innovative approaches.

Potential areas of research interest include: development of research strategies for stroke prevention and appropriate management of recurrent stroke (behavior modification, lifestyle changes, role of psychosocial variables such as stress, depression, coping skills, and social support/social isolation); development and evaluation of rehabilitation interventions for neurological disorders (including stroke, traumatic brain injury [TBI], and neurodegenerative disorders) and physiological, behavioral, and social pathways influencing rehabilitation outcomes; and behavioral and psychosocial intervention in randomized clinical trials of neurological disorders (such as epilepsy, stroke, TBI, and neurodegenerative disorders) and interactions of behavioral and biomedical treatments.

APPLICATION RECEIPT DATE: July 16, 2003.

For more information, potential applicants should contact Dr. Emmeline Edwards, Program Director, Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience Cluster, NINDS, Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 2109, Bethesda, MD 20892; telephone: 301-496-9964; fax: 301-402-2060; e-mail: ee48r@nih.gov.

*For a full list of supporting NIH components and a more detailed description of this RFA, please visit the NIH web site at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OB-03-005.html.