Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


45th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2019

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Panel #203
CE Offered: BACB
Behavioral Medicine Special Interest Group of ABAI Presents: Securing Grant Funding for Behavioral Medicine Research
Sunday, May 26, 2019
9:00 AM–9:50 AM
Swissôtel, Event Center Second Floor, St. Gallen 1-3
Area: CBM; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Gretchen A. Dittrich, Ph.D.
Chair: Gretchen A. Dittrich (Simmons University)
GREGORY J. MADDEN (Utah State University)
RICHARD WAYNE FUQUA (Western Michigan University)
CARLA J. RASH (UConn Health School of Medicine)
Abstract: Behavioral medicine is a field of study that integrates behavioral and biomedical sciences to improve behaviors associated with disease and health states. While there are myriad opportunities for conducting research in behavioral medicine, finding funding to support a line of research may be challenging. In 2017, the National Institutes of Health reported the success rate for competing Research Project Grants was 18.7%, which was 0.4% less than the success rate in 2016 (Lauer, 2018). While grant funding is becoming increasingly competitive, there are strategies that may help researchers successfully secure funding for their research. The purpose of the current panel discussion is to provide audience members an opportunity to hear from experts within the field of behavioral medicine who have successfully funded their research via external grant funding from local and national funding agencies, including the National Institutes of Health. The panel will review how to find grant money to support behavioral medicine research, discuss strategies for writing proposals to secure funding, provide recommendations for responding to feedback from reviewers, and give audience members helpful suggestions for increasing the likelihood that monies will be awarded.
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience: BCBA BCBA-D BCaBA Health psychologists Health professionals
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify funding opportunities to support behavioral medicine research 2. Identify strategies to increase the probability of successful grant funding 3. Identify recommendations for responding to reviewer feedback
Keyword(s): Behavioral Health, Behavioral Medicine, Clinical Research, Grant funding



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