The latest NIA cleared concepts for aging research
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:
- Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers (ADRCs) Program Renewal
- Determinants of Differences Among Human and Nonhuman Primate Species in Lifespans, Life Histories, Aging-related Outcomes, and Prospects for Translation
- The Health and Retirement Study and the Harmonized Cognitive Assessment Protocol Joint Renewal
- Interorgan Communication in Aging
- Interventions Testing Program
- Interventions Testing Program Data Coordinating Center
- Longevity Consortium Renewal
- Microphysiological Systems to Advance Precision Medicine for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Treatment and Prevention
- NIA Alzheimer’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias (AD/ADRD) Real-World Data Platform
- NIA Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program
- NIA Summer Research Educational Experience Program
- Nursing Home EXplanatory Clinical Trials Network (NEXT)
- Preclinical Studies to Characterize the Impact of Toxicants on Brain Aging and AD/ADRD
- Quantifying the Impact of Environmental Toxicants on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Risk in Cohort Studies
- Research Coordinating Center on the Exposome and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias: Elucidating the Role of Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health in AD/ADRD Etiology and Disparities
- Roybal Centers for Translational Research in Aging
- Team Science Approaches Integrating Experimental and Computational Brain Aging Models
- Understanding Gene Environment Interactions in Brain Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias
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!