Adaptation/Optimization of Technology (ADOPTech) to Support Social Functioning (R21)
Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
A R21 Grant is an Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant
Research Strategy: Applications should discuss how the technology will produce a measureable impact on a key aspect of social functioning (e.g., social communication, perception and understanding of self or others, etc.) rather than increasing or improving a discrete behavior (e.g., eye contact). In addition, applications must discuss how the novel technology would eventually be translated into mainstream or everyday contexts (e.g., the feasibility of fully customized technologies vs. commercially available products which have been augmented for specialized use). Applications that do not address how the novel technology will be translated into mainstream contexts will be considered incomplete.
Finally, when such features are relevant, applications should address test-retest reliability, optimal duration or length of measurement, scalability of the technology, and use of indicators or metrics to determine accuracy, thresholds, and/or fidelity.
Resource Sharing Plan: Individuals are required to comply with the instructions for the Resource Sharing Plans as provided in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide, with the following modification:
All applications, regardless of the amount of direct costs requested for any one year, should address a Data Sharing Plan. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has established an informatics infrastructure to enable the sharing and use of data collected from human subjects in clinical research by the entire research community. Researchers funded by this FOA are expected to deposit data from human subjects into this infrastructure. Please refer to NOT-MH-15-012 for details regarding the available data repositories.
Appendix: Do not use the Appendix to circumvent page limits. Follow all instructions for the Appendix as described in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide.
For more information on a SF424 please see the example under the Grant Writing tab above.
|Posted Date:||Oct 22, 2015|
|Creation Date:||Oct 22, 2015|
|Original Closing Date for Applications:||Feb 3, 2016|
|Current Closing Date for Applications:||Feb 3, 2016|
|Archive Date:||Mar 5, 2016|
|Estimated Total Program Funding:||$2,500,000|
Private institutions of higher education
For profit organizations other than small businesses
City or township governments
Independent school districts
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Special district governments
|Additional Information on Eligibility:||Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISISs); Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government; Faith-based or Community-based Organizations; Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized); Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Organizations); Regional Organizations; Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; U.S. Territory or Possession.|
|Agency Name:||National Institutes of Health|
|Description:||The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to facilitate the development and testing of new, cutting-edge technologies to enhance functioning in individuals with social impairments. Projects funded under this FOA would create social prosthetics: scalable technology or devices that would augment performance in this domain.|
|Link to Additional Information:||http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-17-150.html|
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