Opportunities for new investigators
This year’s Butler-Williams Scholars Program will take place next week on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD. Some 51 early- and mid-career researchers from a wide range of scientific disciplines will participate in a series of lectures, small-group sessions, and one-on-one meetings designed to enhance their career trajectories, as well as their knowledge of NIA approaches to health disparities related to aging, funding opportunities, and the grants application process.
We are grateful to the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine, the American Federation for Aging Research and the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence for providing additional support for this year’s program.
Sponsored by the Office of Special Populations, the Butler-Williams Scholars Program is one of several NIA initiatives to promote the development of new researchers in aging. Recently, NIA Director Dr. Richard Hodes described to the Friends of the NIA why it’s so important to encourage new and early-stage investigators’ interests in aging research and explained some of the other opportunities that we are providing new investigators: