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The latest NIA cleared concepts for aging research

Melinda Kelley, Ph.D.
Melinda KELLEY,
Assoc. Dir. for Scientific Strategy, Innovation, and Management,
Office of the Director (OD)

NIA recently posted our latest cleared concepts for aging research that were approved by our National Advisory Council on Aging (NACA) earlier this month. Researchers who seek a peek over the horizon at likely future priorities for NIA-supported science may wish to take note and plan ahead in case these concepts evolve into funding opportunity announcements (FOAs).

While a scientific idea making it to the cleared concept stage doesn’t guarantee an award mechanism or funding allocation, many of NIA’s cleared concepts eventually become FOAs published in the NIH Guide. If this list gets your creative juices flowing and scientific gears moving, then the smart play is to get busy now by planning for a successful application, including taking inventory of needed resources, staffing, and expertise.

The latest group of NIA’s cleared concepts are:

If you’re intrigued by any of the concepts on this list, please email the program officer(s) noted in the links above or leave a question or comment below!


Submitted by Janet Van Zoeren on September 14, 2022

Most people with Down syndrome develop Alzheimer's disease as they age, however, some do not, despite the fact that their brains are rich with amyloids. Why isn't the significance of this being studied? The answer could be very helpful and fundamental to all Alzheimer/dementia research.

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