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NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences Opportunity Network (OppNET) Grants

Administrative Supplements for Common Basic Sociobehavioral Mechanisms and Processes that Facilitate or Impede Self-Management of Chronic Conditions (Admin Supp) (PA-15-122)



OppNet announces an opportunity to request an administrative supplement to NIH-funded, self-management research grants to support basic sociobehavioral inquiry into the self-management of chronic conditions. Many such existing projects focus on behaviorally-oriented observational or intervention research with limited or no emphasis on basic mechanisms and processes that influence an individual and/or a larger social context that facilitates or impedes self-management, a constellation of mechanisms and processes of individuals, and their families, caregivers, community groups, and healthcare providers, to manage symptoms of chronic illness, plans for care, related lifestyle changes. Mechanisms and processes that facilitate or impede self-management include, and are not limited to, cognitive, cultural, emotional, physical, psychological, sociological, and spiritual. Current NLM awards using the following mechanisms that meet the criteria are encouraged to apply: R01,R13, R15, R21, R24, R41, R42, R43, R44, and G08.

NLM Contact for PA-15-122

Dr. Alan VanBiervliet,


Deadline for application - June 2, 2015.
This program expires June 3, 2015.

What is OppNET?

OppNet is a trans-NIH initiative that funds activities to build knowledge about the nature of behavior and social systems, and that deepen our understanding of basic mechanisms of behavioral and social processes relevant to health. OppNet assigns funding and project management of meritorious applications to the NIH IC whose scientific mission most closely corresponds to each funded project. NLM participates in the OppNet program and focuses on novel informatics approaches needed to capture, represent, organize, analyze or integrate research findings related to social and behavioral science priorities of OppNet. For additional information about the OppNet program see //

NLM Contact for OppNet

Dr. Alan VanBiervliet,

Last Reviewed: December 15, 2020