This FOA is intended to encourage exploratory studies to:
(1) increase our understanding of how music affects the brain, body and behavior and
(2) use that knowledge to develop evidence-based music interventions to enhance health or treat specific diseases and disorders.
Proposed R21 projects can investigate how music is processed by or modifies the brain, or how it affects specific biological functions during childhood development and learning, adulthood and aging. Projects can also include preliminary interventions that provide a basis for therapeutic interventions. When appropriate, collaborations among basic researchers, technology developers, music intervention experts or other clinical researchers are highly encouraged.
Letter of Intent: Jan. 15, 2019
Application Deadline: Feb. 28, 2019