Notices of Funding Opportunities

For due dates on or after January 25, 2025, a new simplified review framework will change how most research grant applications are reviewed. Learn how the simplified framework will affect new and existing funding opportunities.

OBSSR-Led Notices of Funding Opportunities

The OBSSR participates in and leads the following active funding opportunities. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of all funding opportunities related to behavioral and social sciences research, but rather a list of those that OBSSR coordinates or has joined. OBSSR does not award grants. Please contact the NIH Institutes and Centers (IC) Research/Scientific contact(s) listed in these notices for questions regarding IC funding interest in grant applications.

View the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts for a complete list of all NIH Notices of Funding Opportunities.

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TitleOpportunity NumberIssuing OrganizationOpening DateClosing Date
National Science Foundation - National Institutes of Health NSF-NIH Interagency Initiative: Smart and Connected HealthNOT-OD-18-149OBSSR201803093/9/201820991231N/A
Notice of Information: National Death Index Linkage Access for NIH-Supported InvestigatorsNOT-OD-20-057OBSSR202001141/14/202020991231N/A
Notice of Interest in Long-term Maintenance of Behavior Change ResearchNOT-OD-19-040OBSSR2018121112/11/201820991231N/A
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Improving Patient Adherence to Treatment and Prevention Regimens to Promote HealthNOT-OD-21-100OBSSR202104084/8/2021202406086/8/2024
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research on Addressing Violence to Improve Health OutcomesNOT-OD-22-167OBSSR202209079/7/20222025100510/5/2025
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Development and Preliminary Testing of Health-related Behavioral InterventionsNOT-OD-22-203OBSSR2022100310/3/2022202409279/27/2024
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Firearm Injury and Mortality Prevention ResearchNOT-OD-23-039OBSSR202302052/5/2023202602052/5/2026
Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Career Enhancement Awards to Advance Research on Firearm Injury and Mortality PreventionNOT-OD-23-192OBSSR202309299/29/202320301231 N/A
Predoctoral Training in Advanced Data Analytics for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (BSSR) - Institutional Research Training Program [T32]RFA-OD-24-012OBSSR202404244/24/2024202409079/7/2024
Time-Sensitive Opportunities for Health Research (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)PAR-22-233OBSSR2022110111/1/2022202503023/2/2025

OBSSR-Supported Notices of Funding Opportunities

The OBSSR participates in the following active funding opportunities. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of all funding opportunities related to behavioral and social sciences research, but rather a list of those that OBSSR coordinates or has joined. OBSSR does not award grants. Please contact the NIH Institutes and Centers (IC) Research/Scientific contact(s) listed in these notices for questions regarding IC funding interest in grant applications.

View the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts for a complete list of all NIH Notices of Funding Opportunities.

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TitleOpportunity NumberIssuing OrganizationOpening DateClosing Date
Health and Health Care Disparities Among Persons Living with Disabilities (R01 - Clinical Trials Optional)PAR-23-309NIMHD202401051/5/20242026110611/6/2026
Notice of Special Interest in Research on the Health of Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) PopulationsNOT-MD-19-001NIMHD201903133/13/201920991231N/A
Notice of Special Interest in Understanding Factors in Infancy and Early Childhood (Birth to 24 months) That Influence Obesity DevelopmentNOT-DK-19-007NIDDK201901071/7/201920991231N/A
Blueprint MedTech Translator (UG3/UH3 - Clinical Trial Optional)PAR-21-315NINDS202109209/20/2021202406216/21/2024
Research on Biopsychosocial Factors of Social Connectedness and Isolation on Health, Wellbeing, Illness, and Recovery (R01 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required)PAR-21-349OppNet2021100510/5/2021202406226/22/2024
Research on Biopsychosocial Factors of Social Connectedness and Isolation on Health, Wellbeing, Illness, and Recovery (R01 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)PAR-21-350OppNet2021100510/5/2021202406226/22/2024
Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 - Independent Clinical Trial Required)PAR-21-272NINDS202109279/27/2021202409089/8/2024
Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 - Independent Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required (BESH))PAR-21-273NINDS202109279/27/2021202409089/8/2024
BRAIN Initiative: Research Resource Grants for Technology Integration and Dissemination (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)RFA-NS-22-011NINDS202201151/15/20222024101210/12/2024
Risk and Protective Factors of Family Health and Family Level Interventions (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional)PAR-21-358NIMHD202205055/5/2022202505085/8/2025
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): BRAIN Initiative: Translation of Groundbreaking Technologies from Early-stage Development through Early Clinical Study via Blueprint MedTechNOT-NS-22-052NINDS202202182/18/2022202406216/21/2024
BRAIN Initiative: Targeted BRAIN Circuits Projects- TargetedBCP (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)RFA-NS-22-026NINDS202206016/1/20222024100310/3/2024
BRAIN Initiative: Exploratory Team-Research BRAIN Circuit Programs - eTeamBCP (U01 Clinical Trials Optional)RFA-NS-22-028NINDS202205145/14/2022202406156/15/2024
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Dissemination and Implementation Research to Advance Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Health Preventive Interventions in School SettingsNOT-AT-22-004NCCIH202206056/5/2022202406056/5/2024
Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)PAR-22-105NCI202205155/15/2022202505085/8/2025
Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)PAR-22-106NCI202205165/16/2022202509089/8/2025
Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)PAR-22-109NCI202205165/16/2022202505085/8/2025
Limited Competition: Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program: Collaborative and Innovative Acceleration Award (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional)PAR-22-167NCATS202206156/15/20222024101810/18/2024
BRAIN Initiative: Team-Research BRAIN Circuit Programs - TeamBCP (U19 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required)RFA-NS-22-039NINDS202208168/16/2022202409149/14/2024
BRAIN Initiative: Team-Research BRAIN Circuit Programs - TeamBCP (U19 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)RFA-NS-22-040NINDS202208168/16/2022202409149/14/2024
BRAIN Initiative: Research Opportunities Using Invasive Neural Recording and Stimulating Technologies in the Human Brain (U01 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required)RFA-NS-22-041NINDS202208238/23/2022202409129/22/2024
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Stimulating Research to Understand and Address Hunger, Food and Nutrition InsecurityNOT-OD-22-135ONR2022100510/5/20222024112911/29/2024
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Preventive Interventions to Address Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Populations that Experience Health DisparitiesNOT-OD-22-154ODP2022100510/5/2022202509089/8/2025
BRAIN Initiative: Brain Behavior Quantification and Synchronization (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Optional)RFA-MH-22-240NIMH202301151/15/202320242162/16/2024
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): HEAL Initiative: Opioid Use Disorder Care Pathways for Individuals with Histories of Exposure to ViolenceNOT-DA-23-007NIDA2022101210/12/2022202507137/13/2025
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): BRAIN Initiative: Notice of Support for Research on Interoception CircuitsNOT-AT-23-003NCCIH202306156/15/20232024100310/3/2024
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Implementation Science to Advance Maternal Health and Maternal Health Equity for the IMPROVE initiativeNOT-HD-22-043NICHD202302062/6/2023202505085/8/2025
BRAIN Initiative: Theories, Models and Methods for Analysis of Complex Data from the Brain (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)RFA-DA-23-039NIDA2022111511/15/2022202409139/13/2024
Addressing the Impact of Structural Racism and Discrimination on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional)PAR-23-112NIMHD202302242/24/2023202601081/8/2026
BRAIN Initiative: Optimization of Instrumentation and Device Technologies for Recording and Modulation in the Nervous System (U01 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)RFA-NS-24-005NINDS202305305/30/2023202601211/21/2026
BRAIN Initiative: New Technologies and Novel Approaches for Recording and Modulation in the Nervous System (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)RFA-NS-24-004NINDS202305305/30/2023202601211/21/2026
Research With Activities Related to Diversity (ReWARD) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)PAR-23-122NIGMS202305055/5/2023202605085/8/2026
Instrumentation Grant Program for Resource-Limited Institutions (S10 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)PAR-23-138NIGMS202306036/3/2023202506036/3/2025
Jointly Sponsored Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences (T32 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)PAR-22-265NINDS202304254/25/2023202505265/26/2025
BRAIN Initiative Fellows: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32)RFA-MH-23-110NIMH202307097/9/2023202508128/12/2025
BRAIN Initiative: Exploratory Research Opportunities Using Invasive Neural Recording and Stimulating Technologies in the Human Brain (R61 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required)RFA-DC-24-001NIDCD202308228/22/2023202509209/20/2025
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research to Address Vaccine Uptake and Implementation among Populations Experiencing Health DisparitiesNOT-MD-23-008NIMHD202305175/17/2023202606066/6/2026
BRAIN Initiative: Research Resource Grants for Technology Integration and Dissemination (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)RFA-NS-23-026NINDS202305145/14/20232024101210/12/2024
BRAIN Initiative: Targeted BRAIN Circuits Planning Projects – TargetedBCPP (R34 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)RFA-NS-23-023NINDS202305305/30/20232024100310/03/2024
BRAIN Initiative: Targeted BRAIN Circuits Projects- TargetedBCP (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)RFA-NS-23-024NINDS202305305/30/20232024100310/03/2024
BRAIN Initiative: Exploratory Team-Research BRAIN Circuit Programs - eTeamBCP (U01 Clinical Trials Optional)RFA-NS-23-025NINDS202305155/15/2023202406156/15/2024
Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)PA-23-189NIH/CDC20230701Varied202605085/8/2026
NIH Blueprint and BRAIN Initiative Program for Enhancing Neuroscience Diversity through Undergraduate Research Education Experiences (BP BRAIN-ENDURE) (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)RFA-NS-24-014NINDS202401151/15/2024202503113/11/2025
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Availability of Administrative Supplements for BRAIN Initiative Recipients to Support Resource DisseminationNOT-EB-23-010NIBIB202309189/18/2023202408318/31/2024
NIH Brain Development Cohorts (NBDC) Biospecimen Access (X01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)PAR-23-229NIDA202309059/5/2023202605065/6/2026
Firearm Injury Prevention in Community Healthcare Settings (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)RFA-NR-24-001NINR2023100610/6/2023202407277/27/2024
Notice of Special Interest in Research on Family Support and Rejection in the Health and Well-Being of SGM PopulationsNOT-OD-23-166NIA202309259/25/2023202605085/8/2026
Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health (R21 Clinical Trials Optional)PAR-23-299NIDA202409219/21/2024202701081/8/2027
Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)PAR-23-298NIDA202409219/21/2024202701081/8/2027
Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health (R34 Clinical Trial Optional)PAR-23-285NIDA202409219/21/2024202701081/8/2027
BRAIN Initiative: New Concepts and Early-Stage Research for Recording and Modulation in the Nervous System (R21) (Clinical Trial Not Allowed)RFA-EY-23-001NEI202405155/15/2024202606166/16/2026
HEAL Initiative: Research to Increase Implementation of Substance Use Preventive Services (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)RFA-DA-24-067NIDA2023121712/17/2023202601171/17/2026
Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)PAR-23-293NHGRI202401191/19/20242026111911/19/2026
Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)PAR-23-294NHGRI202401191/19/20242026111911/19/2026
Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Small Research Grant (R03 Clinical Trial Optional)PAR-23-295NHGRI202401191/19/2024202601171/17/2026
NIH Blueprint and BRAIN Initiative Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award (F99/K00 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)RFA-NS-24-030NINDS202403153/15/20242026100710/7/2026
Nursing Research Education Program in Firearm Injury Prevention Research: Short Courses (R25 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)PAR-24-061NINR2023122512/25/2023202605265/26/2026
Notice of Special Interest: Women’s Health ResearchNOT-OD-24-079ORWH202405065/6/20242027/11/0511/5/2027

Notices of Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19 and the Behavioral and Social Sciences

The following is a list of recently released Notices of Special Interest (NOSIs) for Urgent Competitive Revisions and Administrative Supplements encouraging COVID-19 behavioral and social sciences research. Key areas of research encouraged by these NOSIs include various aspects of the Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and COVID-19, including risk communication, adherence to and transmission risks from various public health mitigation efforts, economic and social impacts from these mitigation efforts, downstream health and health care access effects as a result of these economic and social impacts, and interventions to ameliorate these downstream health impacts. In addition to a number of NIH institute or center (IC) NOSIs, OBSSR also has issued a NIH-wide NOSI to address common areas of interest across ICs and provide a mechanism for ICs to fund urgent competitive revisions and administrative supplements without publishing their own NOSI.

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TitleOpportunity NumberIssuing OrganizationOpening DateClosing Date
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) - Emerging and Existing Issues of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Research Related to the Health and Well-Being of Women, Children and Individuals with Physical and/or Intellectual DisabilitiesNOT-HD-22-002NICHD202206056/5/2022202406066/6/2024
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) - Administrative Supplements for Research of Emerging and Existing Issues of COVID-19 Related to the Health and Well-Being of Women, Children and Individuals with Physical and/or Intellectual DisabilitiesNOT-HD-22-003NICHD202204294/29/2022202406066/6/2024
Guide Notice of Information Highlighting Harmonization and Data Sharing Expectations for Supplement and Revision Projects Addressing Social, Behavioral, Economic and Health Impacts of the COVID-19 Public Health EmergencyNOT-OD-20-118NIH202006106/10/202020991231N/A
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Underserved and Vulnerable PopulationsNOT-MH-21-330NIMH2021100510/5/2021202409089/8/2024