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  • Blog post - percentiling of grant applications
    April 9, 2014

    Different kinds of NIA grant applications receive different kinds of scores when they are reviewed. Some applications get a percentile rank, while others get a priority score. Dr. Robin Barr, director of the NIA Division of Extramural...

  • Blog post - a valuable data resource: Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging
    April 2, 2014

    The Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging, or BLSA, is one of the world’s longest running studies of aging. Started in 1958, the BLSA enrolls healthy volunteers ages 20 years and older and follows them longitudinally—for life...

  • Blog post - funding policy and budget update
    March 26, 2014

    The NIA updated its 2014 funding policy on March 20. In a new blog post, Robin Barr, director of the NIA Division of Extramural Activities, describes the funding policy, paylines, success rates, and how this year's funding compares to...

  • Blog post - coming to the US to do science at NIA intramural
    March 19, 2014

    Postdoctoral fellow Davide Guerrieri left Italy three years ago to start his research fellowship at the National Institute on Aging labs in Baltimore, Maryland. "Doing science, living abroad, and learning how to speak and think in a...

  • Blog post - applications due March 28: Butler-Williams Scholars Program
    March 12, 2014

    The March 28, 2014 application deadline is fast approaching for NIA’s summer training opportunity: the Butler-Williams Scholars Program. Dr. Carl V. Hill, director of the NIA Office of Special Populations, has a new blog post...

  • Video of February 26 Council meeting now available
    March 6, 2014

    The National Advisory Council on Aging met on February 26, 2014, and the video recording of the meeting is now available. The agenda and other meeting materials are also available. To learn more about what the National Advisory Council on...

  • Blog post - NIA's support of LGBT research
    March 5, 2014

    Researchers know relatively little about the health of older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans. When it comes to research on aging, these communities are significantly under-studied. In a new blog post, Kate Nagy of...

  • Blog post - watch NIA Council videocast May 21, 2014
    February 26, 2014

    The National Advisory Council on Aging is holding one of its thrice yearly meetings today. Did you know you can watch online? The next meeting is on May 21, 2014, from about 8am to 3pm EST, so please save the date. Dr. Robin Barr, director...

  • Blog post - how to contact your NIA program officer
    February 19, 2014

    Researchers sometimes wonder when and how to communicate with staff at the National Institute on Aging. "I hope you’re not agonizing over whether now is the right moment or whether your message will be well received,"...

  • New to aging research? Apply to the Butler-Williams Scholars Program by March 28
    February 13, 2014

    Emerging researchers, including those with limited involvement in research on aging, are invited to apply for the next Butler-Williams Scholars Program (formerly the Summer Institute on Aging Research), to be held August 4-8, 2014, at the...

  • Blog post - NIA budget update
    February 12, 2014

    Last month, Congress and the President finalized NIA's budget for the fiscal year. Dr. Richard J. Hodes, NIA director, has a new blog post about what this means for the aging and Alzheimer's disease research community. He explains...

  • Blog post - what is NIA's Office of Special Populations?
    February 5, 2014

    NIA's Office of Special Populations promotes research on health disparities, career development for a more diverse research workforce, and additional priorities. Dr. Carl V. Hill, new director of the Office of Special Populations,...

  • NIH highlights Alzheimer’s research progress
    February 4, 2014

    A new online report from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) highlights recent progress in NIH-supported Alzheimer’s disease research. Prepared annually by NIA, the latest report—2012-2013 Alzheimer’s Disease Progress...

  • First technical assistance webinar, March 6: "Options for New Investigators"
    January 30, 2014

    "Options for New Investigators: Grant Mechanisms," the first in a series of Technical Assistance Webinars sponsored by the NIA Office of Special Populations was Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. EST. The purpose...

  • Blog post - are impact ratings random?
    January 29, 2014

    Applicants sometimes ask us if grant reviewers can really determine which grant applications are the very best. When only a small proportion of applications can be funded, can the NIH scientific peer review process identify the very...

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