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Grants and Funding: Extramural Programs (EP)

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

Short-term Mentored Career Enhancement Awards in the Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences: Cross-Training at the Intersection of Animal Models and Human Investigation (K18: RFA-DA-14-002)


This funding opportunity announcement (FOA), issued by the NIH Basic Behavioral & Social Science Opportunity Network (OppNet), invites applications for short-term mentored career enhancement (K18) awards in basic behavioral and social sciences research (b-BSSR). This funding mechanism will support development of research capability in b-BSSR, with specific emphasis on cross-training and establishing collaborations between researchers with expertise in animal models of basic behavioral and social processes and those studying similar or related processes in human subjects. OppNet intends to commit $1 million in Fiscal Year 2014 to support an estimated 10 awards.


Deadline for application - December 11, 2013.
This program expires December 12, 2013.

NLM Contact for RFA-DA-14-002

Dr. Alan VanBiervliet,

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,