Notice of Change to Anticipated Start Date for RFA-NR-11-002, NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network (OppNet) Short-term Interdisciplinary Research Education Program for New Investigators (R25)

Notice Number:  NOT-NR-11-005

Key Dates

Release Date:  November 9, 2010

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The funding opportunity announcement (FOA), RFA-NR-11-002, issued by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) as part of the NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network (OppNet) solicits short-term R25 Research Education Project applications that will focus on providing creative and innovative education research experiences for new scientists in basic behavioral and social science research (b-BSSR). The goal of this initiative is to support the growth of a cohort of scientists with research expertise in b-BSSR to further the understanding of fundamental mechanisms and patterns of behavioral and social functioning relevant to the health and well-being of individuals and populations.

This notice is being provided to change the anticipated start date from December 30, 2011 to September 30, 2011 for applications submitted in response to this announcement. The change to Key Dates would appear as follows:

Key Dates:

Release/Posted Date:  September 14, 2010
Opening Date:  December 6, 2010 (Earliest date an application may be submitted to
Letters of Intent Receipt Date(s): December 6, 2010
Application Due Date(s):  January 6, 2011
Peer Review Date(s): June/July 2011
Council Review Date(s): August 2011
Earliest Anticipated Start Date(s): September 30, 2011
Expiration Date: January 7, 2011

Applicants are encouraged to consider this key date when submitting an application in response to this announcement. This date change is meant to reflect the fact that OppNet funding for this FOA will come out of FY 2011 dollars.

All other aspects of this Funding Opportunity Announcement remain unchanged.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Scientific/Research Contact(s):

David Banks, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.S.W., RN
Research Training Officer, Program Director
National Institute of Nursing Research, NIH
6701 Democracy Blvd, Rm. 710
One Democracy Plaza
Bethesda, MD 20892-4870 
Telephone: (301) 496.9558
Fax: 301.480.8260

Marcia S. Scott, Ph.D.
Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institutes of Health, DHHS
5635 Fishers Lane
Room 2083, MSC 9304
Bethesda, MD 20892-9304
Telephone: (301) 402-6328
FAX: 301-443-8614

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