AFAR Invites Applications for Glenn/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Translational Research
SOURCE: Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent must be received no later than 3/3/16. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by mid-June, 2016.
$ AVAILABLE: The foundation expects to make 10 grants ranging between $49,000 and $60,000, based on years of relevant experience. Recipients are expected to attend the AFAR Grantee Conference, and funds will be withheld from the grant for this purpose.
ELIGIBILITY: Postdoctoral fellows at all levels of training are eligible to apply as long as they hold an M.D. and/or Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) at the start date of the award period (October 1, 2016). The proposed research may be conducted at any type of nonprofit setting in the United States. Individuals who are employees in the NIH Intramural program are not eligible to apply. In addition, fellows may not be the recipient of any concurrent foundation, nonprofit, or government funding.
PURPOSE: The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, in partnership with the American Federation for Aging Research, established the Glenn/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Translational Research on Aging to encourage and further the careers of postdoctoral fellows who are uniquely capable of translating advances in basic research from the laboratory to the clinic. The award is intended to provide significant research and training support to permit fellows to become established in the field of aging.
Projects concerned with understanding the basic mechanisms of aging that have direct relevance to human aging will be considered if they show the potential to lead to clinically relevant strategies that address human aging and health span. Projects investigating age-related diseases are also supported if approached from the point of view of how basic aging processes may lead to these outcomes. In addition, projects concerning mechanisms underlying common geriatric functional disorders such as frailty will also be considered. Priority will be given to studies using human subjects, human cells and tissues, and/or mice or other mammals.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.afar.org/research/funding/glenn-postdoc/
From The Foundation Center’s Philanthropy News Digest Web site, accessed 1/6/16
Subject(s) aged/seniors, medical research