Note:  All ARRA grant application deadlines are now expired.

To learn more about NIH ARRA projects, including funding maps by state or congressional district, featured topics, and project profiles, visit recovery.nih.gov.


OppNet: Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., announced the launch of the Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network (OppNet) on November 18, 2009. OppNet is a trans-NIH initiative to expand the agency's funding of basic behavioral and social sciences research (b-BSSR). Basic-BSSR furthers our understanding of fundamental mechanisms and patterns of behavioral and social functioning, relevant to the Nation's health and well-being, as they interact with each other, with biology, and the environment. Research results lead to new approaches for reducing risky behaviors and improving health.

Please visit OppNet's website, http://oppnet.nih.gov, for more information about the overall OppNet initiative and answers to FOA-related FAQs.


OppNet and the Recovery Act

OppNet used Recovery Act funds to support competitive revision requests submitted in response to the following Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs):

NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network (OppNet) Short-term Mentored Career Development Awards in the Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences for Mid-career and Senior Investigators (K18) (RFA-OD-10-003)

This Recovery Act Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications for short-term mentored career development (K18) awards in the basic behavioral and social sciences (b-BSSR) from three months to one year in duration. The program targets established, mid-career and senior investigators, to support their development of research capability in b-BSSR.  Two categories of candidates are targeted: (a) biomedical or clinical researchers with little experience in basic behavioral and social sciences research who seek training with a well established b-BSSR investigator in order to explore the introduction of b-BSSR into their research programs; and (b) investigators in the basic or applied behavioral and social sciences who wish to build new components or domains of basic-BSSR into their research programs. The intent of this FOA is to provide candidates with protected time to achieve a shift in the focus of their research direction in the basic behavioral and social sciences, or to substantially enrich a current b-BSSR research program through the introduction of tools, theories or approaches from another discipline or area of science.

Applications were due February 18, 2010.

For more information, please see the full announcement at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-10-003.html.


NIH Announces the Availability of Recovery Act Funds for Competitive Revision Applications (R01, R03, R15, R21, R21/R33, and R37) through the NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network (OppNet) (NOT-OD-10-032)

Applications were due March 2, 2010.

For more information please see the Notice at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-10-032.html.


NIH Announces the Availability of Recovery Act Funds for Competitive Revision Applications (R01, R03, R15, R21, R21/R33, and R37) for HIV/AIDS-related research through the NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network (OppNet) (NOT-OD-10-033)

Applications were due March 25, 2010.

For more information please see the Notice at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-10-033.html.


NIH Announces the Availability of Recovery Act Funds for Competitive Revision Applications for Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Transfer Technology Research Grants (R43/R44 and R41/R42) through the NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network (OppNet) (NOT-OD-10-034)

Applications were due March 25, 2010.

For more information please see the Notice at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-10-034.html.


Inquiries

For inquiries regarding any of these FOAs, please contact NINR's OppNet Coordinating Committee Liaison:

Linda S. Weglicki, PhD, RN
Health Science Administrator
Division of Extramural Activities
National Institute of Nursing Research
National Institutes of Health
Phone: 301-594-6908
Fax: 301-480-8260
E-mail: weglickils@mail.nih.gov