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Taking the Next Step: Grants Technical Assistance Workshop 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 to Wednesday, November 14, 2012


“Taking the Next Step: Grants Technical Assistance Workshop” is an interactive forum for pre- and post-doctoral students and recent recipients of Ph.D., M.D., or related doctoral degrees with the National Institute on Aging, the world's largest funding source for research on aging and geriatrics. During this intensive 1.5 day workshop attendees will gain an understanding of the NIH grants process from application to award, and NIA staff will discuss research priorities and opportunities in the basic biology of aging, neuroscience, behavioral and social research and clinical geriatrics and gerontology. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet in small groups with NIA staff representative of their field of interest. A session focused on research and funding opportunities in health disparities and aging will highlight this GSA pre-conference workshop.

Who Should Apply?

  • Pre- and postdoctoral students and recent recipients of Ph.D., M.D., or related doctoral degrees
  • Applicants new to the NIH application process or embarking on an independent program of research
  • Individuals who have conducted research for less than 5 years

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents.

Members of groups underrepresented in aging research and/or investigators who demonstrate a commitment to research careers related to minority aging issues are strongly encouraged to apply.

Individuals who have conducted research for more than 5 years and former Summer Institute participants are ineligible.

Transportation and lodging expenses will be provided for all selected applicants.

Application Deadline

Online applications must be completed and submitted by July 20, 2012.

The deadline for applications has been extended to August 10th. To apply, please use the online application form.

Abstract Instructions

Applications must include a research proposal abstract, not to exceed 1 page, that contains all of the following information:

  • Title of the research proposal
  • Presenter
  • University affiliation
  • Background
  • Specific Aims/Questions
  • Hypothesis
  • Methodology
  • General Design
  • Subjects (as applicable)
  • Instrumentation/Measurements (as applicable)
  • Analysis (as applicable)

Contact Information

Grants Technical Assistance Workshop
National Institute on Aging
griffinmanna@mail.nih.gov