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The Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network (OppNet) requests applications for scientific meetings aimed at creating interdisciplinary teams in basic behavioral and social science research. OppNet is a trans-NIH initiative to expand the agency’s funding of basic behavioral and social sciences research. This announcement includes 29 NIH components.

While scientific breakthroughs increasingly occur through the integration of disciplines or knowledge sharing across disciplines, existing infrastructures and scientific cultures create artificial barriers between disciplines that divide scientists and impede progress. The purpose of this initiative is to encourage interdisciplinary basic behavioral and social science research by a team composed of investigators who, collectively, have not previously collaborated.

Letters of Intent Due November 14, 2010

Applications Due December 14, 2010

Potential applicants should contact Dr. Kara Hall, health scientist, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, NCI, at 301-594-9056 or hallka@mail.nih.gov; Dr. Lis Nielsen, program director, Division of Behavioral and Social Research, NIA, at 301-402-4156 or nielsenli@nia.nih.gov; or Dr. Mariela Shirley, program officer, Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research, NIAAA, at 301-443-9787 or shirleym@mail.nih.gov. For more information visit http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-10-017.html.