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Butler-Williams Scholars Program 2015

Monday, July 27, 2015 to Friday, July 31, 2015

Event Location: 
NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD

2015 Butler Williams Scholars and N I A facultyMeeting Description

The 2015 Butler-Williams Scholars Program (formerly the Summer Institute on Aging Research) 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.

The B-W Scholars Program is sponsored by NIA with support from the National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence.

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. As an offering of the NIA Office of Special Populations, researchers with an interest in health disparities research are encouraged to apply. Applicants from diverse backgrounds, including individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities and women are always encouraged to apply for NIH support. 30-32 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 Butler-Williams Scholars Program
  • Research proposal abstract to include significance of the problem, approach, and innovation


Applications and letters of recommendation are due by March 27th, 2015. Applicants are asked to include the following:

  • Typed statement of 150 words or less describing your objectives in attending the B-W Scholars Program.
  • 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.

Contact Information

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

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