New BSR Funding Opportunities for Behavioral and Social Scientists

BSR has recently published or joined the following new Requests for Applications (RFAs), Program Announcements (PARs), and Notices of Special Interest (NOSIs):

  • RFA-AG-23-022 and RFA-AG-23-023: Measures and Methods for Research on Family Caregivers for People Living with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias invites R01 and R21 applications for the development of methods and measures for capturing expanded definitions of “family” and related concepts relevant to informal caregiving for people living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias (ADRD), and for the implementation of these measures in new and existing studies.

  • NIA intends to commit $3,960,000 in fiscal year 2023 to fund up to 6 awards.

  • Applications are due October 20, 2022, with letters of intent due September 20, 2022.

  • Contact Dr. Amelia Karraker with questions.

  • For more information, here is the link to the FAQs.


  • RFA-AG-23-024: Policy and AD/ADRD Healthcare Disparities: Access, Utilization, and Quality invites R01 applications to address variations (e.g., geographic, temporal) in social and health care policies to employ experimental, quasi-experimental, or other innovative approaches to uncover mechanisms driving disparities in care (i.e., access, utilization, and quality) for persons living with AD/ADRD.

  • NIA intends to commit $4,500,000 in FY2023 to fund 5-6 awards.

  • Applications are due October 20, 2022, with letters of intent due September 20, 2022.

  • Contact Dr. Elena Fazio with questions.

  • For more information, here is the link to the FAQs.


  • RFA-AG-23-025: Alzheimer's-related Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (AD/ADRD RCMAR) invites P30 applications from institutions proposing to develop, or renew, a Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) that focuses on behavioral and social science research in a key area related to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and AD-related dementias (ADRD).

  • NIA intends to commit $6.4 million in FY2023 to fund 7-9 awards.

  • Applications are due October 21, 2022, with letters of intent due September 21, 2022.

  • Contact Dr. Melissa Gerald with questions.


  • RFA-AG-23-026: Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) invites P30 applications from institutions proposing to develop, or renew, a Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) that focuses on behavioral and social science research in a key area related to aging and/or to health disparities in older adults.

  • NIA intends to commit $4 million in FY2023 to fund 5-8 awards.

  • Applications are due October 21, 2022, with letters of intent due September 21, 2022.

  • Contact Dr. Melissa Gerald with questions.


  • RFA-AG-23-027: Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) Coordinating Center invites U24 applications that are proposing to develop and maintain a coordinating center (CC) for the Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) program.

  • NIA intends to commit $800,000 in FY2023 to fund one award.

  • Applications are due October 21, 2022, with letters of intent due September 21, 2022.

  • Contact Dr. Melissa Gerald with questions.


  • NOT-AG-22-025: Alzheimer’s-Focused Administrative Supplements for NIH Grants that are Not Focused on Alzheimer’s Disease requests applications to expand existing awards not currently focused on AD/ADRD to allow the research to develop such a focus.

  • Applications are due October 1, 2022.

  • Contact Dr. Rene Etcheberrigaray with questions and alert your BSR program officer if you plan to apply.


  • RFA-AG-23-020: Building Infrastructure for Precision Medicine Research on Minority Health and Disparities in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and AD-Related Dementias (ADRD) promotes collaborative research programs to support the development of research infrastructure (e.g., tools, surveys, biospecimens, data, etc.) for precision medicine approaches for minority health and health disparities in AD/ADRD.

  • NIA intends to commit $2.8 million in fiscal year 2023 to fund five awards.

  • Applications are due October 22, 2022.

  • Contact Dr. Janine Simmons with questions.


  • PAR-22-214: Geroscience Course funding opportunity solicits applications that propose to integrate education in basic, applied, translational, behavioral, and clinical geroscience research and supports short-term education programs, such as intensive summer institutes, seminar series, online courses, and advanced workshops on methodology.

  • Applications are due October 21, 2022.


  • NOT-OD-22-166: Research on the Health of Bisexual and Bisexual + People solicits research, research training, and research career development on the health and well-being of people who identify as bisexual or bisexual+.

  • The first available due date is September 25, 2022.

  • Contact Dr. Melissa Gerald with questions.