The U.S. National Institute on Aging (NIA) would like to alert SNE members to the publication of a Notice of Special Interest: Basic and Translational Research on Affective, Motivational, and Social Function in Normative Aging and/or Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (AD/ADRD). This Notice is intended to underscore NIA’s continued commitment to psychological and neuroscientific research on affective, motivational, and social functions in midlife and aging. NIA supports research to further clarify the changes in and trajectories of these processes in adults who are aging normally and/or in individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), Alzheimer’s disease (AD), and AD-related dementias (ADRD). NIA also seeks to understand how changes in the structure and function of neurobiological and neuromodulatory systems mediate or moderate affective, motivational, and social behaviors and interact with other psychological functions, including cognition. Investigators can find more information about priorities and how to apply at

NIA recommends that interested investigators contact a program officer prior to submission:

Janine Simmons, M.D., Ph.D.
Division of Behavioral & Social Research

Luci Roberts, Ph.D.
Division of Neuroscience