Research and Funding

Inside NIA Archives: Funding Opportunities

Posted on December 10, 2014 by Marcel Salive, Program Officer, Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology.

The NIA has long been interested in understanding the role of aging on the development and progression of specific chronic diseases. More recently, we’ve begun to try to understand why two or... Read More
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Posted on October 15, 2014 by Chyren Hunter, Deputy Director and Training Officer, Division of Extramural Activities.

It’s that time of year again! The application period for the NIH Loan Repayment Program is open, as it is every fall, and NIA is one of a number of institutes joining with NIH to increase... Read More
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Posted on September 24, 2014 by Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities.

Fiscal year 2014 began with NIA staff—like many federal government workers—banned from our offices because the government was shut down. During the seemingly endless continuing funding... Read More
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Here’s a new funding opportunity that might interest you. The support is for a clinical trial on reducing chronic inflammation. I’m the program officer for this area, and I’d like... Read More
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Posted on July 23, 2014 by Carl V. Hill, Director, Office of Special Populations.

Do you conduct research on health disparities? Are you a grad student, postdoc, or junior faculty member? Are you interested to learn about some new funding that’s just become available from... Read More
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Posted on June 4, 2014 by Chyren Hunter, Deputy Director and Training Officer, Division of Extramural Activities.

Over the years I have spoken to hundreds of people about career development (K) awards. One of the best days of my week is Tuesday, when I reserve the full day for phone calls with investigators,... Read More
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Posted on May 21, 2014 by Michael-David Kerns, Small Business Program Coordinator, Division of Extramural Activities.

Most government funding agencies, including the NIH, have special pots of money reserved for small businesses. “But M-D,” you say, “I’m in academia, I’m a scientist... Read More
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Posted on May 14, 2014 by Britt Ehrhardt, Technical Writer/Editor Office of Communications and Public Liaison.

The National Institutes of Health puts out a lot of information for researchers. Websites, email newsletters, help desks… we really want to help you find your way to the resources you need.... Read More
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Posted on May 7, 2014 by Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities.

An R01 research project grant is the dollar bill of NIH. It is our most recognized award, our most common award, our most flexible award, and our most understood award. So why is it not our only... Read More
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Posted on March 5, 2014 by Kate Nagy, Senior Public Health Analyst, Office of Planning, Analysis, and Evaluation.

While we are beginning to understand the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities through medical research, one area that needs attention is research on the health of older... Read More
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Posted on February 12, 2014 by Richard Hodes, Director, National Institute on Aging.

Last month, the NIA got good news about our budget for fiscal year 2014: $130 million more than last year. We are grateful for this increase. It means that this year there will be more funding than... Read More
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Posted on December 18, 2013 by Basil Eldadah, Acting Chief of the Geriatrics Branch, Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology.

There’s a lot of attention to new innovations in biomedical research, and we are proud to be a part of it. While the headlines may tout the latest in whole genome sequencing or the promise of... Read More
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Posted on November 20, 2013 by Marie A. Bernard, Deputy Director, National Institute on Aging.

Junior investigators always face challenges. Those from diverse backgrounds face even more challenges. If you’re mentoring someone, or if you yourself are one of these junior investigators, you... Read More
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Posted on September 11, 2013 by Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities.

For the past few years, the NIA has been trying to increase the number of R21 grant applications and awards. The R21, of course, is an NIH-wide grant program “intended to encourage exploratory... Read More
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Posted on August 14, 2013 by Sue Zieman, Medical Officer, Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology.

Are you an early career gastroenterologist, neurologist, or orthopedist, or some other type of medical or surgical specialist? Do you spend time caring for older patients? If so, you’ve... Read More
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Posted on July 24, 2013 by Marie A. Bernard, Deputy Director, National Institute on Aging.

Why a summer program? Since 1986, the NIA has hosted a training institute every summer. Applying is a competitive process, and not everyone can attend. But once they get here, the informal, yet... Read More
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Posted on June 19, 2013 by Colin Baker, Program Director, Division of Behavioral and Social Research.

Recently an NIA-funded study on the economic costs of caring for people with dementia was published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The study drew a lot of attention, and I want to tell you a... Read More
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