Every summer, early career researchers from diverse backgrounds come from all over the U.S. to spend a week at the National Institute on Aging’s 2014 Butler-Williams Scholars Program. They explore the best of NIA’s science, learn about grantsmanship, share challenges, and make new connections.
Chronic inflammation increases with aging, and it is linked to heart disease, diabetes, dementia, and cancer, as well as frailty and disability. The NIA is offering new funding for research on chronic inflammation. If you study inflammation, please read about this grant opportunity and consider applying.
New funding for health disparities research has just been announced by the National Institute on Aging. This funding will add health disparities projects and researchers to existing NIA grants. Grad students, postdocs, and junior faculty members with appropriate, rigorous projects can work with funded investigators to take advantage of this research funding opportunity.
Women of color continue to face many challenges in science. Too often, they experience covert or overt racism and sexism in science classrooms and in research workplaces. In a new blog post, Marie Bernard, Deputy Director at the National Institute on Aging, relates how her own experiences encouraged her to get involved in the Women of Color Research Network at NIH.
NIA Sunset Caloric-Restricted Rodent Colony Notice Number: NOT-AG-14-017 Key Dates Release Date: June 11, 2014 Related Announcements None Issued National Institute Aging NIA) Purpose National Institute Aging NIA) supported colony caloric-restricted CR) rodents use NIA grantees nearly 20 years. of NIA CR rodents dwindled over past several years, the needs investigators studying biology aging changed. Because the expense this colony the limited use, NIA decided to renew CR rodent contract after current contract expires.
Information NIA Resources Aging Studies Non-Human Primate Models Notice Number: NOT-AG-14-016 Key Dates Release Date: June 3, 2014 Related Announcements None Issued National Institute Aging NIA) Purpose National Institute Aging NIA) provides non-human primate NHP) resources investigators the field aging research. making resources available, NIA hopes encourage investigators use primate model test research findings mouse rat models. resources also support 3Rs reduction, refinement replacement) that support avenues research do require actual acquisition primates.