Butler-Williams Scholars Program
The 2017 Butler-Williams Scholars Program (formerly the Summer Institute on Aging Research) includes lectures, seminars, and small group discussions in research design relative to aging, including issues relevant to aging of ethnic and racial minorities. Lectures will cover topics in research on aging, including: the biology of aging; genetics and Alzheimer’s disease; and health, behavior, and aging. Discussion sessions will focus on methodological approaches and interventions. The program also will include consultation on the development of research interests and advice on preparing and submitting research grant applications to NIA.
The B-W Scholars Program is sponsored by NIA with support from the National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence.
Who Should Apply?
Applications will be accepted from emerging researchers, including those who may have had limited involvement in research on aging. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, noncitizen national, or lawfully admitted for permanent residence. As an offering of the NIA Office of Special Populations, researchers with an interest in health disparities research are encouraged to apply. Applicants from diverse backgrounds, including individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities and women are always encouraged to apply for NIH support. Participants will be selected based on:
- Previous experience and training
- Affiliation with a research university or laboratory
- Letters of recommendation (send with application)
- A brief statement of objectives for attending the Butler-Williams Scholars Program
- Specific aims page
How to Apply
Applications were due March 24th, 2017. Applicants will be notified regarding acceptance within 60 days. The application will include the following attachments:
- Statement of 150 words or less describing your objectives in attending the B-W Scholars Program.
- Letters of recommendation from two people who are familiar with your professional interests and scholastic achievements. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure letters of recommendation are received.
- One-page specific aims. Please include a full specific aims page as would be seen in an application for award. Be sure to discuss expected outcome and impact of your research.
- NIH Biographical Sketch (General).
- More information about preparing an NIH application
- How to write specific aims
- Inside NIA Blog post: Strengthen your research plan for a better score – Dos and Don’ts
- More information about preparing an NIH biosketch
Use the online application form to apply. Deadline: March 24, 2017
Office of Special Populations National Institute on Aging National Institutes of Health NIABWSP@mail.nih.gov
Read our blog post about the Butler-Williams Scholars Program.