Research and Funding

Inside NIA Archives: Funding Opportunities

Posted on March 5, 2014 by Kate Nagy, Senior Public Health Analyst, Office of Planning, Analysis, and Evaluation.

While we are beginning to understand the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities through medical research, one area that needs attention is research on the health of older... Read More
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Posted on February 12, 2014 by Richard Hodes, Director, National Institute on Aging.

Last month, the NIA got good news about our budget for fiscal year 2014: $130 million more than last year. We are grateful for this increase. It means that this year there will be more funding than... Read More
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Posted on December 18, 2013 by Basil Eldadah, Acting Chief of the Geriatrics Branch, Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology.

There’s a lot of attention to new innovations in biomedical research, and we are proud to be a part of it. While the headlines may tout the latest in whole genome sequencing or the promise of... Read More
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Posted on November 20, 2013 by Marie A. Bernard, Deputy Director, National Institute on Aging.

Junior investigators always face challenges. Those from diverse backgrounds face even more challenges. If you’re mentoring someone, or if you yourself are one of these junior investigators, you... 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 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 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 June 19, 2013 by Colin Baker, Program Director, Division of Behavioral and Social Research.

Recently an NIA-funded study on the economic costs of caring for people with dementia was published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The study drew a lot of attention, and I want to tell you a... Read More
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