OBSSR Co-Funding Activities

The OBSSR provides funding support to the NIH Institutes and Centers through its co-funding program. This support encourages additional funding of behavioral and social sciences research, as well as workshops and meetings, that advance the NIH mission. Requests for co-funding are made by program staff at the NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) to the OBSSR. The OBSSR considers various factors in its co-funding decision including the impact of the research proposed (as per the summary statement from the review), relevance to the OBSSR mission and Strategic Plan, commitment by the requesting IC to support the research, and the availability of funds.

Below is a breakdown of OBSSR co-funding by NIH Institute/Center for the last fiscal year (FY). The list of co-funding requests funded in the last fiscal year can be found here.


FY17 Co-funding Graph