Prepare for what’s next in aging research: NIA’s latest cleared concepts
As approved by the National Advisory Council on Aging (NACA) earlier this month, I’m pleased to share NIA’s latest cleared concepts for aging research:
- Reissue of the Funding Opportunity Announcement: Integrative Research to Understand the Impact of Sex Differences on the Molecular Determinants of AD Risk and Responsiveness to Treatment
- Geroscience Course
- Estimating the Monetary Costs of Dementia in the United States Using NIA Funded Datasets
While these are not official until formal announcements are published in the NIH Guide, researchers with scientific interests that align with a cleared concept may benefit from the extra time to plan ahead for a successful application.
The Council also approved these research and development contracts:
- Mex-AD: Clinical, Epidemiological, and Genetic Characterization of Alzheimer’s Patients in the Admixed Mexican Population
- Development and Maintenance of a Multigenotypic Aged Rat Colony
- Management of the Primate Aging Database
- Development and Maintenance of a Non-Human Primate Tissue Bank
- Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Topics:
- AI/ML Tool for Visualizing Behavioral and Social Science Research
- High Throughput Clonal Hematopoiesis of Indeterminate Potential (CHIP) Assay for Risk Stratification, Diagnosis, and Prognosis of Age-related Diseases
- Improving Microphysiological Systems for AD/ADRD Therapy Development
Interested in learning more? Contact the NIA program staff member listed at each cleared concept link. If a concept feels like a good match, reach out or leave a question or comment below.