Aging, Driving and Early Detection of Dementia (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications to conduct new research on automobile technology for signaling early signs of cognitive impairment in older drivers. Specifically, applications should propose research on using automobile technology coupled with other modes of assessing an individual’s health and/or functional status to detect early signs of cognitive impairment. Two general kinds of research are envisioned: 1. Basic – intended to identify unobtrusive technology for monitoring driving performance and integrating it with other data to detect cognitive impairment, and 2. Methodological - intended to integrate driving-related data (and databases) with data on an individual’s health and functional status to detect cognitive impairment.


  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): September 22, 2019
  • Application Due Date(s): October 22, 2019

RFA-AG-20-022 Expiration Date October 23, 2019

Agency Website



Amount Description

No more than $500,000 in direct costs may be requested in any single year.

The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 5 years.

Funding Type





Medical - Basic Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

October 22, 2019