In memoriam: Richard M. Suzman, Ph.D.
April 17, 2015
Richard M. Suzman, Ph.D., director of NIA’s Division of Behavioral and Social Research, died on April 16, 2015. He was 72. Dr. Suzman possessed an unrivaled vision, energy and determination that helped transform the behavioral and...
Health professionals: Find Alzheimer’s and dementia resources
March 31, 2015
Do you work with patients or clients with cognitive impairment? Visit our new online portal for free clinical practice tools, training materials, and other resources for physicians, nurses, social workers, and other professionals. You...
Find information about volunteering for Alzheimer's clinical trials and studies
March 23, 2015
Researchers are making great advances in identifying potential new ways to help diagnose, treat, and even prevent Alzheimer’s disease. But it will take many people, including older adults, volunteering for research studies and trials...
Blog post - Alzheimer's disease funding: interim update on payline
February 25, 2015
The NIA announces an updated funding policy with important new information for Alzheimer’s disease researchers seeking grants. This year, fiscal year 2015, the NIA received an additional $25 million for research on Alzheimer’s...
Blog post - supporting aging research in challenging times
February 18, 2015
This is an extremely difficult time in aging research. Dr. Richard J. Hodes, NIA director, describes some of the challenges that lie ahead, as well as what the next fiscal year will bring. “While the scientific and fiscal challenges...
NIA seeks director for Division of Neuroscience
February 13, 2015
The National Institute on Aging (NIA), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Director, Division...
Blog post - payline update
February 11, 2015
Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities, explains what the recently announced NIA payline means for potential applicants and sheds light on NIA’s future funding outlook for the remainder of the year. Read the...
Blog post - summer training in aging research—now accepting applications
February 4, 2015
The application period for the Summer Training in Aging Research Program is now underway. Students accepted into the program will get a unique, hands-on experience alongside NIA investigators and scientists in the labs of NIA’s...
Blog post - strengthen your research plan for a better score – dos and don’ts
January 28, 2015
Dallas Anderson, Program Administrator in the Division of Neuroscience, describes common pitfalls to avoid when developing research plans for grant applications. The most common recommendation that he makes is to simplify the research...
Blog post - tune in to NIA Council webcast January 28
January 21, 2015
The Advisory Council of the National Institute on Aging meets on January 28. Watch online from 8:00 AM to about 1:15 PM EST. Dr. Robin Barr, director of the NIA Division of Extramural Activities, describes plans for the meeting in a new...
Blog post - what does it mean when a Program Announcement expires?
January 14, 2015
"NIA funding announcements come with an expiration date," writes Dr. John Haaga in a new blog post. Dr. Haaga, deputy director of the NIA Division of Behavioral and Social Research, explains what happens when a Program...
Blog post - diversity training and health disparities research
January 7, 2015
In a new blog post, Dr. Carl V. Hill, director of the NIA Office of Special Populations, describes new activities that help foster diversity in the research workforce. "This funding can help us reach goals of increasing racial...
Blog post - NCRAD offers genetic samples and data vital to Alzheimer’s research
December 18, 2014
Dr. Creighton Phelps, Deputy Director of the Division of Neuroscience, has a new blog post about the NIA-funded National Cell Repository for Alzheimer’s Disease, or NCRAD. "Identifying the genes involved in Alzheimer’s...
Blog post - funding and multiple chronic conditions research
December 11, 2014
The NIA has long been interested in understanding the role of aging on the development and progression of specific chronic diseases. More recently, we’ve begun to try to understand why two or more conditions might occur together in...
Blog post - interim paylines
December 3, 2014
The NIA has announced interim paylines for fiscal year 2015. Grant applicants and the research community are often very interested in these paylines and funding policies. At this time, the NIA is funding to the 5th percentile for research...