BSSR News - Archived Posts

Archived announcements from the OBSSR and NIH as well as archived stories in the news about OBSSR.

Archived BSSR News posts by Year

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Applications for the below positions (NIH-wide and open to NIH and outside NIH applicants) will be accepted through the NIH Global HSA, SBSA and HSPA announcements on USAJOBS ( The HSA and SBSA positions are expected to post mid-Septembe…
The NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) has released a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) PAR-22-233: Time-Sensitive Opportunities for Health Research (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed).

OBSSR is seeking input on scientific priorities and cross-cutting themes for the OBSSR Strategic Plan 2023-2028. OBSSR’s mission is to enhance the impact of health related behavioral and social sciences research (BSSR); coordinate BSSR conducted o…

NIH news post discusses firearm violence prevention research.
This is a vacancy announcement for the NIH Associate Director for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research and Director, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) position.
This special issue shares diverse perspectives on biopsychological, behavioral and social research gaps and opportunities to address the pain and opioid crises, and highlights new collaborations for scientific advancements.
This article provides materials and lessons learned from the NIH Workplace Climate and Harassment Survey to guide scientific institutions doing similar workforce surveys.

With enormous gratitude for his many contributions to behavioral and social sciences research (BSSR) at the NIH, I announce that William (Bill) T. Riley, Ph.D., will be retiring from NIH at the end of December 2021. For the past 7 years in his dua…

NIH awards 10 grants addressing firearm violence prevention research.
To better understand the current pain and opioid public heath crises, the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH), in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research, invites articles that focu…