• Proposal: 10/22/2019


  • Amount: Up to $500,000 per year
  • Duration: Up to 5 years


This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications to conduct new research on automobile technology for signaling early signs of cognitive impairment in older drivers. Specifically, applications should propose research on using automobile technology coupled with other modes of assessing an individual’s health and/or functional status to detect early signs of cognitive impairment.

Two general kinds of research are envisioned:

  1. Basic: Intended to identify unobtrusive technology for monitoring driving performance and integrating it with other data to detect cognitive impairment
  2. Methodological: Intended to integrate driving-related data (and databases) with data on an individual’s health and functional status to detect cognitive impairment.

Integrative and multidisciplinary science is solicited with this funding opportunity. To be responsive, applications must include interdisciplinary research teams (e.g., data scientists, human factors engineers, computer scientists, psychologists, and/or physicians) that focus on data integration, age-related driving performance, and dementia.

Contact Information

Scientific/Research Contact(s):

Dana Jeffrey Plude, Ph.D.
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Telephone: 301-496-3136