Most NIH applications are investigator-initiated, not responding to a specific, tailored FOA. Since the grants.gov website requires every applicant to enter an FOA number, investigator-initiated applications typically cite one of the “parent” FOAs, which can be found here: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/funding/funding_program.htm (in the chart called Research Grants, look for the "See parent FOA" link for each grant type (e.g., R01, etc.))
Information about extramural research opportunities and how to apply for NIA funds can be found at www.nia.nih.gov/research. More information on applying for National Institutes of Health (NIH) research grants can be found at www.grants.nih.gov.
A new blog post describes what it's like to be a scientific peer reviewer for the National Institute on Aging. Every year, thousands of researchers contribute their time and expertise to the review of applications for NIH grants. Serving as a reviewer is a great way to learn more about grantsmanship and how the review process works.
Recently, the rules changed, and the NIH is no longer able to offer coffee and other light refreshments at these review meetings. An NIA Scientific Review Officer explains why.
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is pleased to announce an exciting new career opportunity within the Office of the Director. This position will serve as the Director for the Office of Special Populations. The NIA is responsible for conducting research activities dedicated to understanding the nature of aging, supporting the health and well-being of older adults, and extending healthy, active years of life for more people.
Take a look at the latest grants awarded to expand the study of aging. They cover such diverse areas as formulation of a new treatment for wound healing in older people, mechanisms of aging in C. elegans, renewal of the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study, therapy for older adults with depression, and many others.
This list includes the new and competing grants for FY 2013 awarded through April 30, 2013. It does not include grants that NIA co-funds with another NIH institute. Click on the title to go to a description of the project.
On October 30–31, the NIH, with support from the Alliance for Aging Research and the Gerontological Society of America, will host “Advances in Geroscience: Impacts on Healthspan and Chronic Disease.” The scientific conference, which will take place on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD, will examine the extent to which the physiological effects of aging represent a common major risk factor for chronic diseases.