The Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network (OppNet) requests applications for research on the effects of social environment on health. 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.
Several decades of research have shown that aspects of the social environment are strongly and consistently related to the development of behavioral risk factors for a diverse array of diseases, and to the development, progression, and outcomes of diseases ranging from heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes to drug abuse and infectious diseases. This initiative encourages the study of structural, behavioral, sociocultural, environmental, cognitive, emotional, and/or biological mechanisms through which the social environment affects health outcomes.
Letters of Intent Due December 6, 2010
Applications Due January 6, 2011
Potential applicants should contact Dr. Bethany Griffin Deeds, deputy branch chief, Epidemiology Research Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Services, and Prevention Research, NIDA, at 301-402-1935 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-11-003.html.