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Collection of this information is authorized under 42 U.S.C. 241. The primary use of this information is to 1) identify candidates for clinical and research fellow, clinical elective, and other training positions, and 2) maintain a permanent record for historical and reference use of those individuals who have received clinical research training at the National Institutes of Health. This information may be disclosed to researchers for research training purposes, to hospitals and other healthcare institutions seeking verification of training for physicians who trained in NIH clinical programs and in response to Congressional inquiries. Submission of this information is voluntary, however, in order for us to accept you as a potential Clinical and Research Fellow, Dental/Medical Student, Postbac/Postdoc Researcher, Summer Intern, or other student seeking an opportunity in an NIH training program, you should complete all fields.
Location: Bethesda, MD
Date: July 6-10, 2020
Application Deadline: February 14, 2020
Eligibility: Qualified applicants must hold a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, etc.). Only applicants working in the field of aging or actively considering this research field will be considered.
Please complete and submit the application form below, then send the required supporting documents by email for your application to be complete. See the "Submit Supporting Documents" instructions below the application form and please follow them carefully.
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Research Divisions & Contacts
Extramural research at the National Institute on Aging is directed by divisions. Learn more about each research division below:
The Division of Aging Biology (DAB) promotes and supports research and training on the molecular, cellular, genetic, and physiological mechanisms underlying normal aging and age-related pathologies. The objective of DAB-funded research is to elucidate the basic biochemical, genetic, and physiological mechanisms underlying the process of aging and age-related changes in humans and in animal models of human aging. This includes investigations of the gradual or programmed alterations of structure and function that characterize normal aging and investigations of how these adverse changes become risk factors for, or accompany, age-related conditions and disease states.
- Genetics and Cell Biology Branch
- Aging Physiology Branch
- Biological Resources Branch
The Division of Behavioral and Social Research (DBSR) supports social, behavioral, and economic research and research training on the processes of aging at both the individual and societal level. BSR fosters cross-disciplinary research, at multiple levels from genetics to cross-national comparative research, and at stages from basic through translational.
The Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology (DGCG) supports clinical and translational research on health and disease in the aged, and research on aging over the human life span, including its relationships to health outcomes. DGCG foci include translational research for the development of new interventions for age-related conditions, prevention and treatment of multiple chronic conditions in the elderly, and studies that help to promote evidenced based geriatric care and inform policies affecting older adults.
- Geriatrics Branch
- Clinical Gerontology Branch
- Clinical Trials Branch
The Division of Neuroscience (DN) supports basic, translational and clinical research and training to further the understanding not only of the dementias of old age, but also the neural and behavioral processes and mechanisms associated with the aging brain. Research foci include neuroplasticity, neurodegeneration, neuroimmunology, neuroendocrinology, neuropathogenesis of disease including contributions by pathogenic organisms, genetics and epidemiology, health disparity, drug target and discovery, imaging and diagnostics development, sleep disorders, cognition and affective neuroscience, sensory and motor changes, and cardiovascular involvement in brain aging and disease, An area of special emphasis is Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias (AD/ADRD).
- Neurobiology of Aging and Neurodegeneration
- Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience
- Genetics and Populations
- Translational Research
- Clinical Interventions and Diagnostics
Submit Supporting Documents
To complete your application, please submit the following four documents by email to NIABWSP@mail.nih.gov. Include your full name in the subject line and be sure to name your documents using the instructions below. Sending the documents in a single email is strongly preferred if possible.
The following files MUST be received by the application deadline (February 14) for your application to be considered:
- Specific aims
- Two letters of recommendation from professional references addressing the applicant's demonstrated ability and commitment to future research in the field. Please indicate who will be submitting references for you in the "References" section above.
- Biosketch (in NIH format)
Your four documents (Specific Aims, Two Letters of Recommendation and Biosketch) must be emailed at the time of submission for the application to be complete. Successful applications will not be reviewed without the supporting documents.
Please name your files using this format before sending:
Example: one of Dr. Jane Doe's recommendations should be named doe_jane_rec1.pdf
Acceptable file formats are: PDF, MS Word (.doc, .docx, or .rtf), or plain text (.txt).