MERIT Awards (R37) provide long-term support to outstanding, experienced investigators. MERIT awards are initiated by NIA and by the National Advisory Council on Aging.
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Because NIA and the National Advisory Council on Aging initiate and approve MERIT awards, these cannot be applied for directly. Investigators interested in the program may contact DEAQuery@EXMUR.NIA.NIH.GOV  for recent MERIT awardees.