Office for Aging Research and Health Services


Greater Rochester Health Foundation - 
Clinical Services for Older Adults

Internal UR Review Deadline - 10/15/14
Preliminary Proposal Deadline  - 1/15/15

To address challenges faced by patients age 65 and older, their families, and their health care providers. Interventions funded are intended to improve the quality of care provided and/or reduce the cost of providing clinical care to older adults. Visit

To assure the highest caliber applications, the URMC will enlist a process of coordinated engagement and review of all applications. Please note the internal deadlines below, which differ significantly from GRHF's timeline.

Key internal deadlines:

  1. October 15:  Completed GRHF preliminary proposals due to the UR Foundation Relations office, which will coordinate moving all applications to internal review
  2. November 5:  Internal review process completed and applicans notified about feedback
  3. November 5 - December 20:  FR office will coordinate scheduling meetings with applicants and the GRHF program officer to discuss applications.
  4. January 10:  Final proposals submitted to GRHF

Applicants should thoroughly review the full GRHF Clinical Services for Older Adults RFP at:
and if you believe your project matches GRHF’s specific funding interests and limitations, contact the OARHS office or Diana Dolce ( in the UR Foundation Relations office to register your intent to apply as soon as possible.

For information and a copy of the internal review guidelines, please call the Foundation Relations (FR) Office at 585-273-5113 or OARHS at 585-273-1812.

Alzheimer’s Association International Research Grant Program – New Investigator Research Program - LOI

Submission Deadline - 9/24/14
Application Deadline - 10/30/14

The Alzheimer's Association is excited to announce its 2015 New Investigator Research Grant Program.  Application procedures and key dates are now available, visit for information regarding eligibility and requirements.

New Investigator Research Grant (NIRG)
Funds the next generation of promising scientists who have earned their doctoral degrees within the last 10 years.

New Investigator Research Grant to Promote Diversity (NIRGD)
Funds new investigators from diverse backgrounds with intent to support early career development that will lay groundwork for future research grants.

Mentored New Investigator Research Grant to Promote Diversity (MNIRGD)
Funds mentored research conducted by underrepresented researchers.  Please note, applications to the MNIRGD program will be accepted from individuals with full time positions at their respective institution, including senior postdoctoral fellows (minimum 3yrs), instructors, and above. For details visit

Arts Research Funding Opportunity -

Submission Deadline - 10/21/14

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is now accepting proposals for its latest Research: Art Works funding opportunity. This program supports research for projects that investigate the value and/or impact of the arts on individuals and communities. The deadline for application submission is October 21, 2014 for projects that can begin as early as May 1, 2015.  Click here for more information on the application process.


Milstein Medical Asian American Partnership (MMAAP) Foundation Grants -

Submission Deadline - 11/1/14

MMAAP - Geriatrics Fellowship

MMAAP - Geriatrics Project


2015 Paul B. Beeson Awards Announced -

Submission Deadline - 11/7/14

Paul B. Beeson Clinical Scientist Development Award in Aging (K08)

National Institute on Aging
Application Receipt Date(s): November 07, 2014

Paul B. Beeson Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award in Aging (K23)
National Institute on Aging
Application Receipt Date(s): November 07, 2014



The new round of the GEMSSTAR has been announced.  This award is a nice start for an aging physician scientist.


FY14 Defense Appropriations Act provides $12 million (M) to the Department of Defense's Peer Reviewed Alzheimer's Research Program (PRARP).

 The PRARP was initiated in 2011 to address the long-term consequences of traumatic brain injury (TBI) as they pertain to Alzheimer's disease (AD). Therefore, the PRARP is devoted to (1) understanding the association between TBI and AD; and (2) reducing the burden on caregivers and individuals affected by TBI-AD symptoms, especially in the military community.  FY14 Program Announcements and General Application Instructions for these award mechanisms are anticipated to be posted on the website in September 2014. Pre-application and application deadlines will be available when the Program Announcements are released.

For more information, see: