The National Health and Aging Trends Study (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) invites applications for the next five-year cycle of the National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS), the leading nationally representative, longitudinal data resource in the US for research on trends, dynamics, and disparities in late-life disability, and for studies of the social and economic consequences of late-life disability for individuals, families and society, including caregiving and end-of-life issues. NHATS has conducted seven annual rounds of data collection to date (an eighth round is in process) and is linked to the separately funded National Study of Caregiving (NSOC). The goals of the next cycle are to: 1) Continue the current structure and design elements of NHATS; 2) Permit studies of long-term trends in disability prevalence; 3) Enrich measurement of cognitive capacity; 4) Enhance measurement of physical activity and sedentary behavior; 5) Continue linkages with administrative records; and 6) Augment data dissemination and user support.


  • Letter of Intent Due Date: September 1, 2018
  • Application Due Date(s): October 1, 2018

RFA-AG-19-019 Expiration Date October 2, 2018

Agency Website



Amount Description

Application budgets are limited to $5.5 million in direct costs in the first year.

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

    Funding Type



    Junior Faculty
    Medical Fellow/Resident
    Post Doctoral Fellows


    Medical - Basic Science
    Medical - Clinical Science
    Social Sciences

    External Deadline

    October 2, 2018