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Career Development Awards

Cultivating a diverse research workforce across career stages

A recap of NIA's successful #ResearchDiversity Day, and a look at how diversity supplements can boost your science career.

Let your research retire some of your educational debt

The NIH Loan Repayment Program provides up to $35,000 per year for qualified researchers to pay off student loans. The program is accepting applications now, as it does every fall, and NIA is one of several institutes involved in this important program. If the program is appropriate for you, apply now. You may be able to get part of your student loans repaid by NIA or one of the other NIH Institutes and Centers accepting applications.

News on Career Development Awards funding

We are now paying career award applications to a score of 15. I know this will bring cold comfort to too many of you. And, the shock of learning that we are paying those career award applications with an emphasis on Alzheimer’s disease to a score above 30 leaves a sharp sting for those whose worthy aims do not address that priority.


Our not-yet-quite-final funding policy for fiscal year 2015

We posted an update to our funding policy on Friday. The sobering news is that for most areas of research within NIA’s mission the payline will be at the 8th percentile, with 5th percentile for applications requesting $500,000 and over, and 12th and 14th percentiles, respectively...


The Butler-Williams Scholars Program: The preeminent aging research career development program

Apply by April 19 to kick-start your career this summer!

Seeking summer STARs: Apply by Feb. 16 for student research training at NIA

Gain skills and build your network this summer.

Supporting underrepresented graduate students in aging research: The NIA R36 Dissertation Award

Graduate students - use our tips to apply for the R36 Dissertation Award, now with a larger salary!

How to determine the best NIA postdoc-to-faculty transition award opportunity

A definitive guide to help postdocs choose the best-fitting career development (K) award.

Exciting career opportunities at NIA: How to join the program team!

Tips on navigating a move to an NIA career.

Getting early-stage researchers REDI for modern biomedical careers

Funding to prepare researchers for the full spectrum of modern career options.

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