This National Institutes of Health funding opportunity announcement aims to create new interventions, programs, policies, practices and tools that community-based organizations can use to help elderly individuals remain healthy and independent and live in their own homes and communities. Projects should demonstrate collaboration between researchers and a community-based organization. Proposals can include, but are not limited to:

  • How subjective well-being is impacted by aging-relevant life transitions, including changes in employment or health status, marital status, and social engagement
  • Improvement of home and community based services (e.g. transportation, including older-driver skills building, and in-home services such as personal care)
  • Research that focuses on positive health behavior, especially recent results from the literature on self-regulation and behavioral economics
  • Research on workplace factors that promote flexibility, productivity, and work-family balance to enhance the health and well-being of older workers and to maintain older adults in the workplace

Application budgets are not limited but should reflect the actual needs of the project. The maximum project period is 5 years. Applications follow the R01 research schedule and are due February 5, June 5 and October 5 until May 8, 2014. For more information, see the link below: