PAR-16-326: Advancing Basic Behavioral and Social Research on Resilience: An Integrative Science Approach (UG3/UH3)
This FOA solicits applications that will elucidate mechanisms and processes of resilience within a general framework that emphasizes its dynamics and interactions across both time and scale, multiple contexts, multiple outcomes, and multiple time frames.
APPLICATION DUE DATE
December 1, 2016
The term “resilience” has broad associations and conveys different meanings in different contexts. It has been used to describe the absence of adverse consequences after exposure to a stressor as well as processes of recovery and adaptation that may involve learning or post-traumatic growth. Life challenges such as natural disasters, cumulative social and financial pressures, and serious illnesses are unavoidable, and have psychological and health consequences. However some individuals or social groups are able to maintain high levels of functioning and adaptation in the face of such challenges.
Currently behavioral and social science research on resilience lacks a common framework, taxonomy, or approach that extends across multiple levels of analysis (e.g., genetic/epigenetic, neurobiological, physiological, psychological, behavioral, social, environmental). In addition current research does not clearly articulate the various predisposing factors, classes of adverse exposures, dynamic processes of adaptation, and potential environmental moderators of those processes. This initiative seeks to address these gaps.
PARTICIPATING INSTITUTES, CENTERS, AND OFFICES
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives,
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)