Funding Announcements and Opportunities

Funded Projects

Project Title Songmaking in a Group (SING): Music, Hallucinations & Predictive Coding
Awardee Yale University
Project Number MH123028-01
Funding Opportunity Announcement RFA-AT-19-001
Summary This research will determine if listening to, performing, and creating music helps people with psychosis learn to predict the world, themselves and others more accurately and reliably, which mollifies the distress associated with voices, and makes social relationships more manageable and enjoyable.
Project Title Sing for Your Saunter: Using Self-Generated Rhythmic Cues to Enhance Gait in Parkinson’s
Awardee Washington University
Project Number AT010753-01
Funding Opportunity Announcement RFA-AT-19-001
Summary This project will examine the impact of music and singing on walking performance with the goal of understanding what types of rhythmic cues are most helpful to people with Parkinson's disease and older adults.
Project Title Music Appreciation After Cochlear Implantation
Awardee University of Southern California
Project Number DC018701-01
Funding Opportunity Announcement RFA-NS-19-008
Summary This study will examine the use of music training for improving cochlear implant outcomes, which will more broadly shed light on how music is encoded in the brain.
Project Title Music Training, Bilingualism and Executive Functioning
Awardee University of Southern California
Project Number NS114592-01
Funding Opportunity Announcement RFA-NS-19-009
Summary This study will investigate the effects of music training on the development of executive function skills, a core set of cognitive functions that allows the coordination of thoughts, decision making and planning, in a population of school-age children from under-resourced communities of Los Angeles.
Project Title Large-Scale Nested Studies of the Impact of Music on Brain and Behavioral Development
Awardee University of California, San Diego
Project Number AA028411-01
Funding Opportunity Announcement RFA-NS-19-008
Summary This project will test the impact of music training on the developing brain and behavior by analyzing existing data from the large-scale longitudinal neurobehavioral PLING/SYMPHONY study and initial data from the Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development (ABCD) study. 
Project Title The Role of Involuntary Repetitive Music Imagery in Memory Consolidation
Awardee University of California at Davis
Project Number NS114704-01
Funding Opportunity Announcement RFA-NS-19-009
Summary

This research will examine the relationship of two prevalent music and memory phenomena, the vivid reliving of memories triggered by music and having fragments of music repeating, and how they may help to consolidate memories not only for the music itself, but also for non-musical information that has been associated with the music.

Project Title Developing an Animal Model to Study Auditory-Motor Interactions During Rhythm Perception
Awardee Tufts University Medford
Project Number NS114682-01
Funding Opportunity Announcement RFA-NS-19-009
Summary This research will lay the groundwork for an animal model to study beat perception, which would allow mechanistic investigation of the neural code underlying temporal prediction and informing rhythm-based musical interventions to enhance function in normal and disease states.
Project Title Decreasing Delirium Through Music (DDM) in Critically Ill Older Adults
Awardee Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Project Number AG067631-01
Funding Opportunity Announcement RFA-NS-19-008
Summary This research will evaluate the efficacy of a music intervention on delirium/coma-free days among mechanically ventilated, critically ill older adults. 
Project Title Evaluating the Impact of Singing Interventions on Markers of Cardiovascular Health in Older Patients with Cardiovascular Disease
Awardee Medical College of Wisconsin
Project Number AT010680-01
Funding Opportunity Announcement RFA-AT-19-001
Summary This award will conduct a clinical trial to assess the impact of singing as an alternative or adjunctive therapy to improve important cardiovascular health biomarkers.
Project Title Investigating the Neural Mechanisms Underlying Language Recovery Through Rhythm Therapy in Aphasia
Awardee Ohio State University
Project Number DC018699-01
Funding Opportunity Announcement RFA-NS-19-009
Summary This study will attempt to identify the "active ingredient" in music interventions that aids language recovery, and determine how this therapeutic approach changes the brain.
Project Title Musical Rhythm Sensitivity to Scaffold Social Engagement in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Awardee Vanderbilt University
Project Number MH123029-01
Funding Opportunity Announcement RFA-AT-19-001
Summary This study aims to support the development of evidence-based music interventions for social communication in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), using infant-directed singing, music and rhythm to enhance understanding of social information delivered during naturalistic behavioral interventions for ASD.
Project Title Effects of Music Training on Auditory Processing and High-Frequency Hearing Abilities in Adolescent Musicians
Awardee University of Rochester
Project Number DC018700-01
Funding Opportunity Announcement RFA-NS-19-009
Summary

This study will examine the reported enhanced perception of sound by musicians, and what components of music training and learning impact sound processing.

Project Title Biologic Mechanisms and Dosing of Active Music Engagement to Manage Acute Treatment Distress and Improve Health Outcomes in Young Children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and Parents
Awardee Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Project Number NR019190-01
Funding Opportunity Announcement RFA-NS-19-008
Summary This study will examine using music therapy to treat stress in young children (ages 3 – 8) undergoing treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Lymphoma as well as family function and parent-child interaction. 
Project Title Effects of Music Based Intervention (MBI) on Neurodevelopment and Pain Response in Preterm Infants
Awardee University of Minnesota
Project Number AT010712-01
Funding Opportunity Announcement RFA-AT-19-001
Summary This study will investigate the effects of prolonged music listening and whether it improves the sleep patterns, brain maturation, and response to acute pain in pre-term infants.
Project Title Effect of Music Intervention on Infant Brainstem Encoding of Speech
Awardee University of Washington
Project Number NS114343-01
Funding Opportunity Announcement RFA-NS-19-009
Summary This research will investigate the neural consequences of early music intervention by following the development of of infants over time, looking at the “sensitive” period of auditory perception and how that high impacts our understanding of the general development of the auditory system.

Past Funding Opportunities

 
Notice Promoting Research on Music and Health: Fundamentals and Applications (R01 Clinical Trials Optional)
Notice Number RFA-NS-19-008
Earliest Submission Date January 28, 2019
Application Due Date February 28, 2019
Notice Promoting Research on Music and Health: Fundamentals and Applications (R21 Clinical Trials Optional)
Notice Number RFA-NS-19-009
Earliest Submission Date January 28, 2019
Application Due Date February 28, 2019, by 5:00 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
Notice Promoting Research on Music and Health: Phased Innovation Award for Music Interventions (R61/R33, Clinical Trial Optional)
Notice Number RFA-AT-19-001
Earliest Submission Date January 28, 2019
Application Due Date February 28, 2019, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

This page last reviewed on September 19, 2019