Latest cleared concepts preview possible future funding priorities
The National Advisory Council on Aging recently met for the second time this year here in Bethesda, MD. In addition to the opportunity to hear some great scientific presentations, there was the always-anticipated debut of new concepts that frequently evolve into Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs). Compared to a whopping 26 cleared concepts earlier this year, this time the Council members cleared a more routine seven concepts for your reading—and planning—pleasure.
These concepts still need to be fleshed out into FOAs and make their way through NIH’s publication pipeline. Bureaucratic complexities and shifting priorities are always a possibility, so there is no guarantee that they will all be posted as FOAs. I strongly encourage researchers to check the NIH Guide regularly for active NIA funding opportunities.
Time to get started
That said, we relay this information now to allow you ample time to plan and prepare your grant proposals. Thinking through the public health implications of your research and expressing them in the application is an important part of obtaining funding through a NIH solicitation. Be sure that your grant aligns with the FOA, communicates your ideas clearly, and offers a concise yet compelling rationale for why you should receive funding. If you’re interested in any of these concepts, we encourage you to reach out to the appropriate NIA program officer to ensure your research idea aligns with the concept.
Finally, in case you missed it, check out Director of Extramural Activities Robin Barr’s recent Q&A webinar for additional information on NIA funding: (Almost) everything you wanted to know about NIA funding but were afraid to ask. This hour-long presentation features application tips direct from NIA’s funding guru and is a great place to start as you’re preparing to apply.
We are excited to share these new concepts with you.
- Creating an Infrastructure to Optimize Emergency Care of Persons with AD/ADRD
- Implementation Research on Hypertension Control to Prevent Dementia and Cognitive Decline
- Lipid Signaling in Healthspan and Longevity Regulation
- Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging
- Research Infrastructure Development for Interdisciplinary Aging Studies Program
- Resource Development to Support Basic Biology of Aging in Health Disparities Research
- The Biological Mechanisms of Metformin Effects on Aging and Longevity
- Biopsychosocial Research on the Impact of Social Connectedness and Isolation on Health, Wellbeing, Illness, and Recovery
We’d love to hear from you
Feedback is always encouraged, so please feel free to contact us or comment below. Good luck—now go get writing!