Research and Funding

Inside NIA Archives: 04/2016

Posted on April 27, 2016 by Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities.

About half of the 22 NIH Institutes no longer post a funding line. Of course, we at NIA do so much better—we post multiple funding lines! That way, you need an advanced degree in mathematics to... Read More
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Posted on April 20, 2016 by Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities.

It is April. Spring flowers, trees in bud, warming temperatures, and a funding update from NIA that is as natural as the Spring, and as welcome as the flowers? (OK. Not so much!) Still, it is good... Read More
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Posted on April 13, 2016 by Chyren Hunter, Deputy Director and Training Officer, Division of Extramural Activities.

It’s spring! When thoughts turn to breaking new ground and refreshing past plans. Here’s some exciting news that may help you get some spring fever! NIA has revised its salary caps on K... Read More
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Posted on April 6, 2016 by Creighton Phelps, Deputy Director, Division of Neuroscience.

Thousands of gene candidates in the human genome have the potential to play a role in the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease. But you are just one scientist. How can you even start... Read More
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Posted on March 30, 2016 by Cerise Elliott, Senior Research Program Analyst, Division of Neuroscience.

When I began graduate school in 1999, I knew right away that my experience would be different from that of my peers: I am a female scientist of color, and when I looked for others that looked like me... Read More
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Posted on March 23, 2016 by Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities.

Several recent commentaries (Danthi, Wu, Shi and Lauer; Lauer, Danthi, Kaltman, and Wu;) have found that the percentile rank an application receives in peer review has little or no noticeable... Read More
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Posted on March 16, 2016 by Richard Hodes, Director, National Institute on Aging.

At the National Institute on Aging, our shared vision is one in which all Americans enjoy robust health and independence with advancing age. Although we have come far in 40 years of supporting and... Read More
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Posted on March 9, 2016 by Jonathan W. King, Program Director, Division of Behavioral and Social Research.

In 2009, NIH received its first year of funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). NIA received $275 million over two years in ARRA funds. Overall, these funds were used to... Read More
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Posted on March 2, 2016 by Laurie Ryan, Program Director, Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Trials, Division of Neuroscience.

When people mention dementia, they usually think of Alzheimer’s disease. Although Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia in older adults, an estimated 20 to 40 percent of people... Read More
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Posted on February 24, 2016 by Carl V. Hill, Director, Office of Special Populations.

The Butler-Williams Scholars Program provides unique opportunities for junior faculty and researchers who are new to the field of aging to gain insight about research on aging from a number of... Read More
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