National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Funding Opportunity Title
Pain in Aging (R01)
R01 Research Project Grant
Reissue of PA-09-193.
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number
Companion Funding Opportunity
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number(s)
93.866, 93.273, 93.279, 93.213
Funding Opportunity Purpose
This FOA encourages Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations that propose to study pain from an aging perspective, including studies of older populations, studies of age differences and age-related changes in pain processes and experiences, and studies of pain treatment and management in older adults. This FOA particularly encourages studies on 1) mechanisms and predictors of pain experience in aging, 2) development and evaluation of pain assessment tools for older adults or older model organisms, and 3) development and evaluation of pain management strategies in older adults, with particular attention to the challenges associated with treating pain in patients with multiple morbidities. Studies may address a variety of approaches and outcomes including biological (i.e., genetic, molecular, neurobiological), clinical, behavioral, psychological, and social factors. Both animal models (especially aged animals) and human subjects are appropriate for this FOA.
December 20, 2012
Open Date (Earliest Submission Date)
January 5, 2013
Letter of Intent Due Date(s)
Application Due Date(s)
Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
AIDS Application Due Date(s)
Standard AIDS dates apply, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization
Scientific Merit Review
Standard dates apply
Advisory Council Review
Standard dates apply
Earliest Start Date
Standard dates apply
January 8, 2016
Due Dates for E.O. 12372
Required Application Instructions
It is critical that applicants follow the instructions in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide, except where instructed to do otherwise (in this FOA or in a Notice from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts). Conformance to all requirements (both in the Application Guide and the FOA) is required and strictly enforced. Applicants must read and follow all application instructions in the Application Guide as well as any program-specific instructions noted in Section IV. When the program-specific instructions deviate from those in the Application Guide, follow the program-specific instructions. Applications that do not comply with these instructions may be delayed or not accepted for review.
Part 1. Overview Information
Part 2. Full Text of the Announcement
Section I. Funding Opportunity Description
Section II. Award Information
Section III. Eligibility Information
Section IV. Application and Submission Information
Section V. Application Review Information
Section VI. Award Administration Information
Section VII. Agency Contacts
Section VIII. Other Information
Pain is one of the most frequently reported and costly symptoms in clinical settings, and has often been called “the fifth vital sign.” According to the Institute of Medicine’s recent report, “Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research,” over 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain conditions. This figure is greater than the number of individuals with diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cancer combined. Annual health care costs attributable to pain are conservatively estimated at over half of a trillion dollars.
The prevalence of pain has been increasing across all adult age groups, but is consistently greatest among Americans aged 65 and older. This segment of the population also has the highest long-term consumption rate of medications for pain (1). The prevalence of age-related diseases associated with chronic pain, such as arthritis, diabetes, and cancer, is expected to rise even further due to the aging of the US population. As such, we will likely see substantially increased demand for effective pain care in older adults into the foreseeable future.
Assessment and treatment of pain may involve a broad array of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions, a variety of care providers, and multiple care settings. With older individuals, the complexity of these factors is often compounded by aging-related issues such as age-related changes in related neural systems, multiple co-occurring diseases and conditions (multiple morbidity), multiple concurrent medications (polypharmacy), alterations in drug absorption and metabolism, impaired cognitive capacity, impaired functional capacity, and increased barriers to care. Studies looking at the effectiveness of opioids, which are the most commonly used medications for treating different types of chronic pain, as well as the risks of adverse effects stemming from the factors noted above, as well as the risks of tolerance, dependence, and addiction would be of interest. Moreover, treatment of pain in older adults frequently involves trade-offs among multiple competing risks and benefits, but there is scant evidence for weighing these factors effectively. Studies in older cohorts may be further challenged by physiologic heterogeneity, a quintessential characteristic of older adult populations. Although a variety of clinical practice guidelines for pain have been published, including those specifically for older adults (2), the evidence base underlying these guidelines would benefit from further research. In particular, understanding how differences in patient-, provider-, and system-level factors affect treatment outcomes is largely lacking.
In order to address some of these knowledge gaps and practice barriers, the National Institute on Aging (NIA) has led several initiatives aimed at identifying and supporting key research opportunities on pain and aging. In collaboration with the NIH Pain Consortium, the NIA sponsored an exploratory workshop entitled “Mechanisms and Management of Pain in the Elderly” in 2008 (see Meeting Agenda and Executive Summary). The following year, a series of program announcements focusing on pain in aging were issued (PA-09-193, PA-09-194, and PA-09-195). In 2010, NIA, under the aegis of the NIH Pain Consortium, convened an “Expert Panel Discussion on Pharmacological Management of Chronic Pain in Older Adults” (see Meeting Agenda and Executive Summary). A summary of the meeting, which detailed the identified research gaps and methods to address them, was published in Pain Medicine (1). In 2011, NIA issued RFA-AG-12-006, which solicited studies using existing data to evaluate the safety or effectiveness of pharmacological treatments for chronic pain in older adults. The NIA now offers this reissuance of the 2009 Program Announcement to continue its support of research on key research topics in pain from an aging perspective.
One particularly promising area of research may lie at the intersection of genetics and the neurobiology of pain. Over 130 genes have been identified that are putatively associated with pain processing, pain experience, or interactions with pain treatments. Neuroimaging studies have identified brain regions critical for processing pain information and regulating pain experiences. Collectively, these approaches may lead to enhanced strategies for diagnosis and treatment, which may benefit cognitively impaired individuals in particular, and may also advance the vision of more personalized pain management in general.
The extent to which normal age-related changes in cognitive or emotional function impact pain experiences and pain coping/management is understudied, as is the extent to which approaches to pain management impact normal psychological function in older adults. In addition, research aimed at understanding health disparities (e.g. gender, racial/ethnic, socioeconomic) in the progression and severity of pain at older ages and in trajectories of treatment, outcomes, and behavioral adaptations to painful conditions among different subpopulations of older adults is needed.
The increasing availability of large-scale population-based survey data on painful conditions and disability among older populations in both the US and internationally also opens opportunities for comparative analyses of prevalence and severity of pain regionally and cross-nationally, and investigation of the causes of regional and national differences in pain experience and treatment.
This FOA encourages a broad range of applications examining the mechanisms and processes by which factors at all levels of analysis (from molecular to social/institutional) impact the experience, representation, processing, management, and treatment of pain in older adults. Both basic and translational research is encouraged under this FOA. Applications at a single level of analysis are welcomed (e.g. studies of neural circuitry for pain processing in aging), as are studies examining processes across levels of analysis. Studies focused on normal age differences and age-related changes in pain processes, as well as on age-related diseases or disorders, including pain in older adults with comorbid conditions or with Alzheimer’s disease or other age-related dementias, are strongly encouraged. New pain assessment methods and management approaches targeting older adults are also encouraged. Both human and animal model studies are appropriate. This FOA encompasses the range of scientific approaches, including genetic, molecular, imaging, physiological, clinical, behavioral, social, psychological, comparative effectiveness research (CER), and epidemiological (including cross-national comparative) approaches.
An association between chronic pain conditions and alcohol dependence has been suggested in numerous studies with episodes of alcohol abuse antedating chronic pain in some and alcohol dependence emerging after the onset of chronic pain in others. However, the interaction between alcohol use and pain in older people has not been investigated. While acute alcohol may be analgesic, the long-term alcohol use in chronic pain conditions in older population may worsen pain and exacerbate associated anxiety and depressive-like conditions. The effects of chronic use of alcohol on neuroimmune systems may play a crucial role in determining the pain sensitivity and treatment outcome in elderly. NIAAA is interested in receiving applications addressing neuronal and glial mechanisms related to alcohol and chronic pain in older populations.
Because of the complexities of both aging processes and pain mechanisms, applications are encouraged to incorporate multidisciplinary approaches whenever appropriate to the study. Expertise may be integrated among multiple relevant disciplines including, but not limited to, anesthesiology, neurology, geriatrics, psychology and/or neuropsychology, neuroscience, economics, demography, epidemiology, sociology, pharmacology and/or neuropharmacology, nursing, physical medical & rehabilitation, and physical and/or occupational therapy.
Comparisons between older and younger subjects are encouraged in either animal or human studies. No individual ranges for “older” or “elderly” are specified for this FOA; rather, the demarcation between older and younger subjects should be dependent on the research hypotheses and subjects under study. Furthermore, investigators are encouraged to study a broad range of midlife and older subjects, from early to advanced old age.
Applicants can find a compilation of aging-relevant population studies at http://nihlibrary.ors.nih.gov/nia/ps/niadb.asp. Information about NIA-supported aged animal colonies and other scientific resources can be found at http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/scientific-resources.
Applicants are encouraged to use self-reported measures of pain, function, affect, or other relevant domains where appropriate, such as the Patient-Reported Outcomes Medical Information System (PROMIS), and/or objective and self-report measures of cognitive, emotional, sensory, or motor function such as the NIH Toolbox for Assessment of Neurological and Behavioral Function (NIH Toolbox). Both PROMIS and the NIH Toolbox can also be found, along with other potentially suitable assessment tools, at www.assessmentcenter.net.
(1) Reid MC, Bennett DA, Chen WG, Eldadah BA, et al. “Improving the Pharmacologic Management of Pain in Older Adults: Identifying the Research Gaps and Methods to Address Them.” Pain Medicine, 2011; 12(9):1336-1357.
(2) American Geriatrics Society Panel on the Pharmacological Management of Persistent Pain in Older Persons. “Pharmacological management of persistent pain in older persons: American Geriatrics Society.” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 2009; 57:1331-1346.
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The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
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Scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum period is 5 years.
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All Program Directors/Principal Investigators (PD(s)/PI(s))
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All registrations must be completed by the application due date. Applicant organizations are strongly encouraged to start the registration process at least 6 weeks prior to the application due date.
Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources
necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal
Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to
develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial
and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always
encouraged to apply for NIH support.
For institutions/organizations proposing multiple PDs/PIs, visit the Multiple Program Director/Principal Investigator Policy and submission details in the Senior/Key Person Profile (Expanded) Component of the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide.
This FOA does not require cost sharing as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement.
Applicant organizations may submit more than one application, provided that each application is scientifically distinct.
NIH will not accept any application that is essentially the same as one already reviewed within the past thirty-seven months (as described in the NIH Grants Policy Statement), except for submission:
Applicants must download the SF424 (R&R) application package associated with this funding opportunity using the “Apply for Grant Electronically” button in this FOA or following the directions provided at Grants.gov.
It is critical that applicants follow the instructions in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide, except where instructed in this funding opportunity announcement to do otherwise. Conformance to the requirements in the Application Guide is required and strictly enforced. Applications that are out of compliance with these instructions may be delayed or not accepted for review.
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The applicant organization must ensure that the DUNS number it provides on the application is the same number used in the organization’s profile in the eRA Commons and for the System for Award Management (SAM). Additional information may be found in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide.
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Upon receipt, applications will be evaluated for completeness by the Center for Scientific Review, NIH. Applications that are incomplete will not be reviewed.
Applicants requesting $500,000 or more in direct costs in any year (excluding consortium F&A) must contact NIH program staff at least 6 weeks before submitting the application and follow the Policy on the Acceptance for Review of Unsolicited Applications that Request $500,000 or More in Direct Costs as described in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide.
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Does the project address an important problem or a critical barrier to progress in the field? If the aims of the project are achieved, how will scientific knowledge, technical capability, and/or clinical practice be improved? How will successful completion of the aims change the concepts, methods, technologies, treatments, services, or preventative interventions that drive this field?
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As applicable for the project proposed, reviewers will evaluate the following additional items while determining scientific and technical merit, and in providing an overall impact score, but will not give separate scores for these items.
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For research that involves human subjects and meets the criteria for one or more of the six categories of research that are exempt under 45 CFR Part 46, the committee will evaluate: 1) the justification for the exemption, 2) human subjects involvement and characteristics, and 3) sources of materials. For additional information on review of the Human Subjects section, please refer to the Human Subjects Protection and Inclusion Guidelines.
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Reviewers will assess whether materials or procedures proposed are potentially hazardous to research personnel and/or the environment, and if needed, determine whether adequate protection is proposed.
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For Renewals, the committee will consider the progress made in the last funding period.
For Revisions, the committee will consider the appropriateness of the proposed expansion of the scope of the project. If the Revision application relates to a specific line of investigation presented in the original application that was not recommended for approval by the committee, then the committee will consider whether the responses to comments from the previous scientific review group are adequate and whether substantial changes are clearly evident.
As applicable for the project proposed, reviewers will consider each of the following items, but will not give scores for these items, and should not consider them in providing an overall impact score.
Applications from Foreign Organizations
Reviewers will assess whether the project presents special opportunities for furthering research programs through the use of unusual talent, resources, populations, or environmental conditions that exist in other countries and either are not readily available in the United States or augment existing U.S. resources.
Select Agent Research
Reviewers will assess the information provided in this section of the application, including 1) the Select Agent(s) to be used in the proposed research, 2) the registration status of all entities where Select Agent(s) will be used, 3) the procedures that will be used to monitor possession use and transfer of Select Agent(s), and 4) plans for appropriate biosafety, biocontainment, and security of the Select Agent(s).
Resource Sharing Plans
Reviewers will comment on whether the following Resource Sharing Plans, or the rationale for not sharing the following types of resources, are reasonable: 1) Data Sharing Plan; 2) Sharing Model Organisms; and 3) Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS).
Budget and Period of Support
Reviewers will consider whether the budget and the requested period of support are fully justified and reasonable in relation to the proposed research.
Applications will be evaluated for scientific and technical merit by (an) appropriate Scientific Review Group(s) convened by the Center for Scientific Review, in accordance with NIH peer review policy and procedures, using the stated review criteria. Assignment to a Scientific Review Group will be shown in the eRA Commons.
As part of the scientific peer review, all applications:
Applications will be assigned on the basis of established PHS referral guidelines to the appropriate NIH Institute or Center. Applications will compete for available funds with all other recommended applications. Following initial peer review, recommended applications will receive a second level of review by the appropriate national Advisory Council or Board. The following will be considered in making funding decisions:
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Information regarding the disposition of applications is available in the NIH Grants Policy Statement.
If the application is under consideration for funding, NIH
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described in the NIH Grants
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Awardees must comply with any funding restrictions described in Section IV.5. Funding Restrictions. Selection of an application for award is not an authorization to begin performance. Any costs incurred before receipt of the NoA are at the recipient's risk. These costs may be reimbursed only to the extent considered allowable pre-award costs.
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When multiple years are involved, awardees will be required to submit the annual Non-Competing Progress Report (PHS 2590 or RPPR) and financial statements as required in the NIH Grants Policy Statement.
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Direct general inquiries, as well as questions pertaining to neurobiological, neurobehavioral, neuropsychological, or neuroepidemiological approaches, or neural mechanism-based assessment, therapeutic and clinical studies to:
Wen G. Chen, Ph.D.
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Telephone: (301) 496-9350
Direct questions pertaining to pain management related to medical conditions common in older adults, management algorithms for older complex patients, physical function or medical outcomes, and other related geriatric issues to:
Basil Eldadah, M.D., Ph.D.
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Phone: (301) 496-6761
Direct questions pertaining to racial, ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in pain; development of pain measures for population-based samples; and research addressing psychological, behavioral, or social mechanisms and processes involved in pain experience (including integrative science approaches) to:
Lisbeth Nielsen, Ph.D.
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Phone: (301) 402-4156
Dave Thomas, Ph.D.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Phone: (301) 435-1313
Soundar Regunathan, Ph.D.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Phone: (301) 443-1192
Partap S. Khalsa, DC, PhD, DABCO
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
Phone: (301) 594-3462
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National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
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George Tucker, M.B.A.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
Telephone: (301) 594-9102
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