Research and Funding

Inside NIA Archives: September, 2014

Posted on September 18, 2013 by Rebecca Ferrell, Scientific Review Officer, Scientific Review Branch, Division of Extramural Activities.

Work jargon is not riveting conversation. Government acronyms? Even worse. But knowing the language does come in handy when you are trying to navigate an organization and its culture. Familiarity... 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 September 4, 2013 by Ron Kohanski, Deputy Director, Division of Aging Biology.

Will you join us in Bethesda, Maryland this coming October 30 and 31 to talk about aging research in a new way? The Trans-NIH Geroscience Interest Group (GSIG), with the support of the Alliance for... Read More
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Posted on August 28, 2013 by Laurie Ryan, Program Director, Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Trials, Division of Neuroscience.

Did you know that there’s a new way to search for funded research projects in Alzheimer’s disease? You can find out who is doing work in your area of interest in the US and other... Read More
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Posted on August 21, 2013 by Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities.

As many people know, the federal budget situation in recent years has led to late starts in our annual award process. When we do not know how much money we will have for the year, we don’t make... 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 August 7, 2013 by Nancy Nadon, Program Officer of the Biological Resources Program and Chief, Biological Resources Branch, Division of Aging Biology.

Have you come across a compound or treatment in your own research that you think might promote healthy aging? Now is the time to propose it be tested! An NIA program is accepting proposals for... Read More
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Posted on July 31, 2013 by Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities.

While preparing for a recent talk, I took a close look at our data on the scoring of grant applications. Every applicant wants great scores, and we want to help you understand how you’ll be... 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 July 17, 2013 by Rebecca Ferrell, Scientific Review Officer, Scientific Review Branch, Division of Extramural Activities.

Scientific Review Officers like me often hear from reviewers about things that applicants have or haven’t done in their grant applications, and how those applications fare in peer review. Many... Read More
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