Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

NIH Roybal Centers for Translational Research on Aging (P30)

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

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Limited Submission Announcement

NIH invites Research and Development Core Center Grant (P30) applications for the Roybal Centers for Translational Research on Aging. The program is intended to move or "translate" promising social and behavioral basic research findings into programs and practices that will improve the lives of older people and the capacity of institutions to adapt to societal aging. This FOA defines "translation" as work that moves basic research findings closer to practical application in improving the health and well-being of older populations.

The theme of a proposed Roybal Center program should be organized to accelerate the process of translating basic behavioral and social science research theories, methodologies, and findings about aging processes into practical outcomes and new technologies that would improve the lives of middle-aged and older people. Translational research under this FOA is intended for behavioral and social science studies with research results relevant for

  • · translation into state/federal/international public policy;
  • · adoption by agencies or firms (e.g., government agencies, insurance companies, employers, nursing homes);
  • · translation into public health practice;
  • · development into new technologies; and
  • · development into behavior change/behavior maintenance programs.

The Behavioral Social and Research (BSR) Program is particularly interested in, but does not require, applications that address one or more of the "areas of emphasis." BSR's areas of emphasis include the following:

  1. Aging Minds
  2. Increasing Health Expectancy
  3. Health, Work, and Retirement
  4. Intervention and Behavior Change
  5. The Burden of Illness and the Efficiency of Health Systems
  6. Health Disparities
  7. Genetics, Behavior, and the Social Environment

Each Center Grant (P30) must consist of a management and administrative core as well as a pilot core.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m., Friday, August 1, 2008. Letters of intent should be limited to a 3-page summary, including 1) major research questions to be addressed by the center, including areas of concentration within the center; 2) plan to translate the research into programs and practices; and 3) anticipated departments, centers and external agencies that will participate in the center.


Direct costs are limited to $300,000 in year one; years 2-5 may increase only by the allowable NIH escalation factor of 3 percent per year.

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, August 1, 2008

Sponsor Deadline:

A non-required letter of intent is due October 1, 2008

Applications are due October 31, 2008.

URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in behavioral, health, and social sciences. Please forward it to faculty members who may be interested.

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