Research and Funding

Division of Extramural Activities

NIA-specific programs to diversify the research workforce

Aging Research Dissertation Awards (R36)

researchersAs part of NIA's broader effort to increase the diversity of the research workforce on aging, the institute is offering dissertation support to eligible students. This dissertation research award announcement is intended to stimulate the participation of individuals from the following groups:

  1. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups
  2. Individuals with disabilities
  3. Individuals from socially, culturally, economically, or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds, which have inhibited their ability to pursue a career in health-related research

For more information, see:

Aging Research Dissertation Awards To Increase Diversity

Please note (4/23/14): Due to the overwhelming number of applications and limited availability of funds, the NIA Diversity Disability/Re-entry Supplement program will not accept applications posted electronically or via email on or after May 27, 2014. Electronic applications for the 2015 fiscal year can be submitted beginning September 30, 2014.

Add-On Slots

This program permits directors of NIA-supported training grants (T32s) to obtain a temporary additional pre- or postdoctoral training slot if an eligible and qualified student from a background likely to diversify the research is identified and no appropriate slots on the training grant are available.

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