American Federation for Aging Research offers Research Grants for MDS and PhD Students, USA 2013
About Scholarship: The genetic factors associated with Alzheimer’s disease, the effects of nutrition and exercise on the aging process, and much more. Since 1981, over 680 AFAR Research Grants have been awarded.
Objective: The major goal of this program is to assist in the development of the careers of junior investigators committed to pursuing careers in the field of aging research. AFAR supports research projects concerned with understanding the basic mechanisms of aging. Projects investigating age-related diseases are also supported, especially if approached from the point of view of how basic aging processes may lead to these outcomes. Projects concerning mechanisms underlying common geriatric functional disorders are also encouraged.
Study Subject: Aging Research
Course Level: MDS, PhD
Scholarship By: American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR)
Duration: One- to two-year award to junior faculty (M.D.s and Ph.D.s)
Cover: AFAR provides up to $100,000
- The applicant must be an independent investigator with independent research space as described in a form completed by the Dean or Department Chair.
- Must be no more than 10 years beyond start of postdoctoral research training as of July 1, 2013.
- Exceptions to the ten year rule may be requested for unusual circumstances by emailing an NIH-style biosketch to AFAR.
Selection Criteria: Four criteria are used to determine the merit of an application:Qualifications of the applicant; Quality of the proposed research; Excellence of the research environment; Likelihood that the project will advance the applicant’s career in aging research.
Scholarship Open for: US Citizen
Notifications: All candidates must submit applications endorsed by their institution. Applications are reviewed in two stages: An initial screening is made by an international team of reviewers after which candidates are advised of the status of their applications via email by mid-April.
Deadline: December 17, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. EST
Further Information: http://www.afar.org/research/funding/afar-research-grants/