NIGMS and NIMH Release RFA on Modeling Social Behavior
February 15, 2012
by Paula Skedsvold
Building on an informational workshop on modeling social behavior held by NIGMS in late 2008, NIGMS joins with NIMH to seek applications for "developing and testing innovative theories and computational, mathematical, or engineering approaches to deepen our understanding of complex social behavior." The funding announcement invites research proposals that examine the emergence of collective behaviors arising from individual elements or the functioning of a system within its environment.
Applications from transdisciplinary teams are encouraged, including senior investigators with expertise in the social and behavioral sciences as well as computational and systems thinking. Specific content areas of interest to NIGMS and NIMH are included in the announcement. Letters of intent are due on March 3, 2012, and applications are due by April 2, 2012.