NIH Funding Opportunity Announcement: Music-Based Interventions for Pain or Alzheimer’s Disease

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has published a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to solicit applications for:  Research Networks to Promote Multidisciplinary Mechanistic Studies on Music-Based Interventions for Pain or Alzheimer’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease Related Dementias (AD/ADRD) (U24 Clinical Trial Optional). Please refer to FOA: RFA-AT-23-006 for more information. 

The application deadline for this opportunity is January 10, 2023.

The purpose of this FOA is to support a collection of research networks that promote multidisciplinary mechanistic studies of music-based interventions (MBIs) for pain or Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias (AD/ADRD). These networks are expected to develop compelling research frameworks that will effectively guide future clinical studies on MBIs.

The scientific scope of the networks is limited to the following high-priority research areas:

Music-based Interventions – For example: Definition and differentiation of different types of MBIs (e.g., passive listening vs. active engagement); Identification and/or definition of various active components of music (e.g., melodies, chords, rhythms) or MBIs (e.g., social interaction, expectation, attention)

Mechanisms and Biomarkers For example: Exploration of innovative neural mechanistic hypotheses of the systems involved in the therapeutic effect of music; Examination of non-neural physiological systems and novel measures relevant to music or MBIs and/or discovery of treatment response or predictive biomarkers or signatures/profiles for MBIs in the context of pain or AD/ADRDTechnologies, Tools, & Models – For example: Development of novel technologies to measure how MBIs impact various functions of the brain and body, or to monitor health-related responses for pain or AD/ADRD