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Summer Institute on Aging Research 2012

Saturday, July 7, 2012 to Friday, July 13, 2012

Meeting Description

The Summer Institute on Aging Research program includes lectures, seminars, and small group discussions in research design relative to aging, including issues relevant to aging of ethnic and racial minorities. Lectures will cover topics in research on aging, including: the biology of aging; genetics and Alzheimer’s disease; and health, behavior, and aging. Discussion sessions will focus on methodological approaches and interventions. The program also will include consultation on the development of research interests and advice on preparing and submitting research grant applications to NIA.

Who Should Apply?

Applications will be accepted from emerging researchers, including those who may have had limited involvement in research on aging. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, noncitizen national, or lawfully admitted for permanent residence. Thirty-five participants will be selected based on:

  • Previous experience and training
  • Affiliation with a research university or laboratory
  • Letters of recommendation (send with application)
  • A brief statement of objectives for attending the Summer Institute on Aging Research
  • Research proposal abstract to include significance of the problem, approach, and innovation.

Application Deadline

Applications and letters of recommendation deadline March 23rd, 2012. Applicants will be notified regarding acceptance within 60 days. Include the following with the application form:

  • Typed statement of 150 words or less describing your objectives in attending the Summer Institute on Aging Research.
  • Letters of recommendation from two people who are familiar with your professional interests and scholastic achievements. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure letters of recommendation are received.
  • One-page research proposal abstract, describing research hypothesis or questions, significance of research, and proposed approach to include a plan for analysis. Set the abstract's title in bold.
  • Copy of a recent resume or curriculum vitae.


Please fill out the online application form.

Contact Information

Office of Special Populations
National Institute on Aging
National Institutes of Health