NCCIH Reissues Funding Initiatives for Phased Awards of Mechanistic Studies To Optimize Mind and Body Interventions
By Wen Chen, Ph.D.
NCCIH is pleased to announce the reissue of two Program Announcements (PARs) that direct research attention toward investigating the mechanisms by which mind and body interventions might work, as well as strategies to optimize these interventions:
- Phased Innovation Award for Mechanistic Studies to Optimize Mind and Body Interventions in NCCIH High Priority Research Topics (R61/R33)
- Innovation Award for Mechanistic Studies to Optimize Mind and Body Interventions in NCCIH High Priority Research Topics (R33)
Examples of interventions that might be studied through these PARs include mind- and brain-focused interventions such as meditation and hypnosis; body-based approaches such as acupuncture, massage, and spinal manipulation/mobilization; meditative movement approaches such as yoga, tai chi, and qi gong; or complex approaches such as music and art therapies.