Mid-life Reversibility of Early-established Biobehavioral Risk Factors

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The ESRC and NIA are pleased to announce a joint call for two year research projects in the area of mid-life reversibility of early-established biobehavioural risk factors. The funders welcome applications that propose to explore the potential for midlife plasticity of biobehavioral or psychological systems affected by early life disadvantage. In order to speed the development of novel intervention strategies, applicants are encouraged either to use existing human cohort data to identify circumstances that mitigate or exacerbate the effects of early adversity or to use human and/or animal models to test the feasibility of developing interventions aimed specifically at increasing malleability in adulthood of risk persistence mechanisms.

Full details of the call are available on the NIA website.

To be eligible for ESRC co-funding, applications must include a social science UK component, including one or more UK Investigators. For further information on what constitutes a 'UK component' see the FAQ document (external website).

If you have an interest in the area of reversibility then you may also be interested in a separate ESRC-NIA call on High Priority Behavioural and Social Research Networks

Further information

Please note: the closing date for applications has been extended to 17.00 on 4 February 2014 (local time of applicant organisation). See NIA announcement for more information.