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Career Development Awards

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...


Anatomy of a successful K99 application

It's not easy to write a successful K99 application, but NIA worked with one of our awardees to publish their highly scored application as a resource for all prospective applicants.

Establishing independence: Alzheimer and Related Dementias Independent Scholars (ARDIS) program

Connect with the Center for Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias to apply for its ARDIS Program, a new, unique opportunity for early-career researchers to become independent investigators.

Calling early-career biomedical data scientists: Apply for a CARD master’s level fellowship!

Early-career biomedical data scientists seeking to advance their expertise can apply now for our new research-intensive master’s-level fellowship program.

Students: Add some sizzle to your science skills this summer via STAR

Learn how mentors can help their most stellar students heat up their research careers through the Summer Training in Aging Research (STAR) Program.

Give your career the Butler-Williams boost this summer!

Attention early-stage investigators and junior faculty: Apply to the 2022 NIA Butler-Williams Scholars Program to take both your passion for fighting health disparities and your research career to the next level.

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.

Supporting emerging global leaders in aging and dementia science

Two new funding opportunities underscore NIA’s and the broader NIH’s commitment to training the next generation of early- and mid-career scientists trained around the globe.