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2014 Opportunities

  • Behavioral and Social Genomics of Aging: Opportunities in the Health and Retirement Study (R01)
    The Health and Retirement Study (HRS; see at http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/ ) is a longitudinal, nationally representative sample of the US population aged 50 years and older (plus spouses) with an oversample of African and Hispanic Americans and a total sample size of over 20,000. Using funds from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, the HRS is currently conducting genome-wide scans of DNA samples from approximately 20,000 participants, using the Illumina HumanOmni 2.5 Quad chip. It is anticipated that the genotype data for the first 13,000 subjects will be released to the public via dbGaP in the Fall of 2011, with data from the remaining participants to be released by the end of 2012. This FOA encourages applications taking advantage of the newly available genetic data to advance our understanding of how genetic, behavioral, and psychosocial factors affect the health and well-being of older Americans.
    Deadline: Sept 07, 2014.

  • Social and Behavioral Research on the Elderly in Disasters (R03)
    This FOA issued by the National Institute on Aging encourages Small Research Grant (R03) applications from institutions or organizations that propose to conduct research in the behavioral and social sciences on the consequences of natural and man-made disasters for the health and well-being of the elderly, with an ultimate goal of preventing or mitigating harmful consequences. Disasters include weather-related events, earthquakes, large-scale attacks on civilian populations, technological catastrophes or perceived catastrophes, and pandemics.
    Deadline: Sept 07, 2014.

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