Research and Funding

Inside NIA Archives: 12/2016

Posted on May 18, 2016 by Toccara Chamberlain, Program Analyst in the Office of Legislation, Policy, and International Activities.

You have a burning idea about aging. Now you need the funding for it. What do you do? Or, you once sent an application through the inscrutable machinery of grants.gov. You even retrieved reviews... Read More
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Posted on May 11, 2016 by Marie A. Bernard, Deputy Director, National Institute on Aging.

California, here we come! No, we’re not participating in a gold rush, we’re going to the annual meeting of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) next week in Long Beach. We’re... Read More
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Posted on May 4, 2016 by Sergei Romashkan, Chief of the Clinical Trials Branch, Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology.

Large-scale clinical trials are expensive. They require a lot of time and money on the part of the investigators. So does preparing an NIH application for a clinical trial. When a promising clinical... Read More
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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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