Research and Funding

Inside NIA: A Blog for Researchers

Posted on August 24, 2016 by John Williams, Health Scientist Administrator, Division of Aging Biology.

So you thought your science was already rigorous and reproducible… Last fall, NIH released new guidelines for implementing rigor and transparency in research project grants. Applications for research grants and mentored career development awards submitted in 2016 must include information on scientific rigor and reproducibility. What’s going on? Read More

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Posted on August 8, 2016 by Richard Hodes, Director, National Institute on Aging.

A few months ago, NIA decided to follow the practice of two other NIH institutes and arrange two-stage review of program projects. We have recently completed the first review cycle under this new review model. We launched this two-stage effort because of concern that the separate small committee reviews which each handled one program project lacked the context for scoring that is available to the customarily larger panels who review a substantial set of research grant applications in one meeting. Read More

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Posted on July 27, 2016 by Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities.

We have bumped the NIA general allocation up by one point all around. For most research grants—at least the ones under $500k a year—that pay line is now the 10th percentile. We are paying new investigator R01 applications to the 18th percentile and early-stage investigators can now breathe comfortably with the knowledge that their R01 applications are being paid to the princely 20th percentile! Read More

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Posted on July 13, 2016 by Creighton Phelps, Deputy Director, Division of Neuroscience.

NIA staff are gearing up for the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2016. The annual gathering of dementia researchers, clinicians, and health care providers is in Toronto, Canada, this year on July 22–28. The annual meeting attracts some 4,000 members of the Alzheimer’s community with its mix of newly reported findings from researchers from around the globe and the latest in emerging technologies and approaches to discovery. NIA leadership and staff are participating in a number of sessions and meetings, so please be on the lookout if you want to touch base. Read More

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Posted on June 29, 2016 by John Haaga, Deputy Director, Division of Behavioral and Social Research.

On June 7, NIA Director Dr. Richard Hodes announced that Dr. John Haaga had been appointed director of the Division of Behavioral and Social Research. Dr. Haaga was the acting director for the previous 15 months and the deputy director since 2004. "Inside NIA" sat down with Dr. Haaga to talk about his research plans for the division. Read More

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Posted on June 15, 2016 by Carl V. Hill, Director, Office of Special Populations.

If you are interested in health disparities and aging research, the NIA is ready, willing and able to help be a resource for you and the field. In recent months, we have undertaken several activities to enhance research opportunities, and I’d like to tell you about a few of these to keep you involved and make sure you’re up to speed! Read More

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Posted on June 1, 2016 by Nancy Nadon, Program Officer of the Biological Resources Program and Chief, Biological Resources Branch, Division of Aging Biology.

NIA’s Interventions Testing Program (ITP) wants you! We want to expand the involvement of the research community in this unique program that tests compounds for potential drug development. The Collaborative Interactions Program (ITP CIP) is a new phase of community involvement to broaden what we know about the health and lifespan outcomes of the interventions we test. Read More

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Posted on May 25, 2016 by Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities.

We are now paying career award applications to a score of 15. I know this will bring cold comfort to too many of you. And, the shock of learning that we are paying those career award applications with an emphasis on Alzheimer’s disease to a score above 30 leaves a sharp sting for those whose worthy aims do not address that priority. Read More

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Posted on May 18, 2016 by Toccara Chamberlain, Program Analyst in the Office of Legislation, Policy, and International Activities.

You have a burning idea about aging. Now you need the funding for it. What do you do? Or, you once sent an application through the inscrutable machinery of grants.gov. You even retrieved reviews after an eternity of waiting. And now, apart from burying the reviews in several feet of dirt where they will be of most use, you have no idea what your next move is. We may have the answer for you. Read More

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Posted on May 11, 2016 by Marie A. Bernard, Deputy Director, National Institute on Aging.

California, here we come! No, we’re not participating in a gold rush, we’re going to the annual meeting of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) next week in Long Beach. We’re looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones. We also hope that you’ll take the opportunity to connect with NIA staff at the meeting, during scientific sessions and at the Exhibit Hall. Read More

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Posted on May 4, 2016 by Sergei Romashkan, Chief of the Clinical Trials Branch, Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology.

Large-scale clinical trials are expensive. They require a lot of time and money on the part of the investigators. So does preparing an NIH application for a clinical trial. One way you can save time and money at the beginning of the process is to submit a concept proposal for your trial to NIA’s Clinical Trials Advisory Panel (CTAP). Read More

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