Apply Now for the 2014 Butler-Williams Scholars Program!

Application Deadline: March 28, 2014

Applications are now being accepted to participate in the NIA 2014 Butler-Williams Scholars Program. This 5-day workshop for investigators new to the aging research field is focused on current issues, research methodologies, and funding opportunities.

The Butler-Williams Scholars Program (formerly the Summer Institute on Aging Research), one of the premier short-term training opportunities for new investigators, will be held August 4-8, 2014, in Bethesda, MD, on the campus of the National Institutes of Health. Support is available for travel and living expenses.

Applications are due March 28, 2014. Offered through the Office of Special Populations, the Program encourages investigators focusing on health disparities research to apply. As with all National Institutes of Health (NIH) programs, investigators of diverse backgrounds are also urged to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents. For additional information and an application form, contact Andrea Griffin-Mann at

Women of Color Research Network Receives Health Information Award

The Women of Color Research Network (WoCRn), an online community to help women succeed in research, with a special focus on enhancing diversity in biomedical science, has received the Health Improvement Institute’s prestigious Aesculapius Award of Excellence. The award, named for the ancient Greek god of healing, is presented to one website and one public service announcement each year to recognize excellence in communicating health information to the public.

The WoCRn is a web-based forum and networking site, managed by the Office of Research on Women’s Health at NIH, where early-career researchers can interact with peers and with more experienced investigators. Members can exchange ideas about career development, get advice about navigating the NIH grants process, and participate in discussion groups on a wide range of topics, such as mentoring, science policy, and work-life balance. The site also posts news items pertinent to scientific workforce diversity for comment and discussion. Learn more about the WoCRn.

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