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The behavioral and social sciences continue to play an integral role in the mission of the NIH. In FY2018, NIH funding for grants meeting the RCDC criteria for behavioral and social sciences research was $4.83 billion, an increase from $4.55 billion in FY2017. All of the NIH Institutes and Centers support the behavioral and social sciences to some degree, with NIA, NIMH, NIDA, NINDS, and NICHD providing the largest funding for new grants in the behavioral and social sciences in FY2018. The behavioral and social sc