Research funding

NIH OppNet releases funding announcements and will hold October conference

The National Institutes of Health’s Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network, also known as OppNet, has released a set of funding opportunity announcements aimed at basic researchers working in areas relevant to human health and development:

Effects of the Social Environment on Health: Measurement, Methods and Mechanisms (R01)

Sleep and Social Environment: Basic Biopsychosocial Processes (R01)

Sleep and Social Environment: Basic Biopsychosocial Processes (R21)

Basic Mechanisms Influencing Behavioral Maintenance (R01)

Psychosocial Stress and Behavior: Integration of Behavioral and Physiological Processes (R01)

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

Basic Research on Self-Regulation (R21)

Application deadlines for these announcements range from October, 2010, through January, 2011. More information can be found on OppNet’s current funding web page.

In addition, OppNet is holding a conference on October 28-29, 2010, in Washington, DC, that will give scientists the opportunity to provide input on future directions for the program.  The agenda (PDF, 113 KB) is organized around five general research areas: cognition and emotion; culture; decision-making; development over the lifecourse; and gene/environment interactions. Scientists may register to attend the conference at the OppNet website.  It is expected that portions of the conference will be webcast as well.