Research and Funding

Inside NIA Archives: May, 2015

Posted on May 20, 2015 by Patrick Shirdon, Director of Management, National Institute on Aging.

Every NIH institute has an executive responsible for managing its business organization. This is someone who keeps computer systems, buildings, human resources, contracts, and budget operations... Read More
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Posted on May 13, 2015 by Basil Eldadah, Chief of the Geriatrics Branch, Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology.

Pepper Centers—a chain of spice shops?! Maybe. But at NIA, when we talk about Pepper Centers, we mean our prized centers of excellence in geriatrics research. They support biomedical research... Read More
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Posted on May 6, 2015 by Marie A. Bernard, Deputy Director, National Institute on Aging.

We’re excited about participating in the upcoming annual meeting of the American Geriatrics Society, May 14–17 at National Harbor, just outside of Washington, DC. And, we’re hoping... Read More
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Posted on April 29, 2015 by Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities.

We posted an update to our funding policy on Friday. The sobering news is that for most areas of research within NIA’s mission the payline will be at the 8th percentile, with 5th percentile for... Read More
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Posted on April 22, 2015 by Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities.

So I volunteered for an NIH “pop-up” committee on reducing the average age of investigators being funded by R01s, NIH’s most common and most well-known research grant. I reckoned... Read More
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Posted on April 15, 2015 by Richard Hodes, Director, National Institute on Aging.

I want to share with you part of a recent discussion I had with the Friends of the NIA about the importance of public-private partnerships in aging research.     Read Next: Supporting... Read More
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Posted on April 8, 2015 by Suzana Petanceska, Program Director, Division of Neuroscience.

The explosion of Big Data promises to transform biomedical research, but all too often researchers are stymied by limited access to these complex biomedical data sets. To overcome some of these... Read More
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Posted on April 1, 2015 by Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities.

How do I write a grant application that will get funded? It’s a question I get asked all the time. Of course there is no magic formula. And, you may have heard much of the most important advice... Read More
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Posted on March 25, 2015 by Chyren Hunter, Deputy Director and Training Officer, Division of Extramural Activities.

Following every meeting of the National Advisory Council on Aging, we set about the task of funding investigators who will contribute to our understanding of aging in health and disease. A look at... Read More
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Posted on March 18, 2015 by Carl V. Hill, Director, Office of Special Populations.

The deadline is fast approaching for the 2015 Butler-Williams Scholars Program, NIA’s premier aging research training program. Apply by March 27, 2015, and encourage your contacts and friends... Read More
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