Bidirectional Influences Between Adolescent Social Media Use and Mental Health (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

National Institutes of Health

24 March 2023
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United States of America
Health, Justice and Social Welfare
Research, Development and Innovation Social Sciences

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) focuses on understanding bidirectional relationships between social media use and adolescent mental health, psychiatric symptoms, and risk or resilience for psychopathology. For the purposes of this FOA, social media are defined as internet-based communication platforms and applications that enable interactions between users by sharing or consuming information. The FOA focuses on adolescents (broadly defined here as 10-20 years of age), who have increasing access to social media and greater autonomy in their use of digital platforms. No effectiveness/efficacy trials will be accepted.


Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISISs); Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government; Faith-based or Community-based Organizations; Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized); Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Organizations); Regional Organizations; Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; U.S. Territory or Possession.

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19 April 2023