Funds Now Set Aside for NIH Roadmap Initiative on Science of Behavior Change

The initiative will receive $4 million per year for five years from the Common Fund.

Richard Hodes, Director of the National Institute on Aging (NIA), and an early champion of the “Science of Behavior Change” pilot initiative in the NIH Roadmap, announced at the NIA Advisory Council meeting on January 27, 2010 that the initiative had just been approved to receive $4 million per year for five years from the Common Fund. The initiative is no longer considered a ‘pilot.’ Seventeen NIH institutes and centers will participate in the initiative, and each may contribute some funds of their own.

NIH has published a summary of a recent meeting on this initiative, but so far no funding announcements have been released.