Get a look at NIA’s first cleared research concepts of 2024
NIA’s first 2024 National Advisory Council on Aging (NACA) meeting of our 50th anniversary year took place last week with one outcome being our latest cleared research concepts. As experienced investigators know, cleared concepts offer a glimpse at future research directions with the potential to evolve into later initiatives in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts or Sam.gov.
The January concepts
Please be sure to click through the latest concepts below for full details. If one or more are of particular interest to you, start thinking now about your to-do list for a potential application. Additionally, sharing our concepts with your peers will help spread the word and potentially spark relevant collaborations.
- Access and Manipulation of Brain Cell Subtypes Implicated in Aging and AD/ADRD
- Alzheimer’s Drug Development Program (Renewal)
- Biomarkers of Cognitive Decline and Dementias of Aging in Individuals Within the Autism Spectrum
- Deciphering the Impact of RNA Modifications on Brain Aging and AD/ADRD
- Facilitating T1 Translational Aging Research: Preclinical and Early Phase Human Studies
- The Impact of Stressors on the Biological Mechanisms of Aging and Other Aging-Associated Outcomes in Experimental Model Systems
- Investigating Mitochondrial-Nuclear Communication in Brain Aging and AD/ADRD
- Renewal of the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (OAICs)
- Renewal of the Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Specialists’ Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) Program
- Short Courses on Utilizing the NIH Stage Model To Develop Behavioral Interventions To Promote Healthy Aging
- Short Courses Promoting Cross-National Analyses Using Data From the International Health and Retirement Study (HRS) and Harmonized Cognitive Assessment Protocol (HCAP)
- Understanding the Mechanisms Underlying Age-Related Changes in Gait Biomechanics and Increased Metabolic Cost of Walking
Approved contract concepts in this round:
Reach out to us
As you browse the latest concepts list, please connect with the noted program contacts with your questions. We are excited for the continued growth of aging science in 2024 and beyond and wish you the best as you focus on these future possibilities!