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URMC / OARHS / Funding Opportunities


  • The American Federation for Aging Research has issued a call for research grants from junior faculty. 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.
    •  1 - 2 year grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded to junior faculty (MDs and PhDs) to conduct research that can serve as the basis for longer-term research efforts.

        Examples of potentially fundable areas of research include, but are not limited to:

  • Aging and immune function
  • Stem cell aging
  • Inflammation
  • Genetic control of longevity
  • Neurobiology and neuropathology of aging *
  • Mechanisms of dementia *           
  • Invertebrate or vertebrate animal models
  • Cardiovascular aging 
  • Aging and cellular stress response
  • Metabolic and endocrine changes

Applicants must be an independent investigator with independent research space as described in a form completed by his/her dean or department chair and must be no more than ten years beyond the start of his/her postdoctoral research training as of July 1, 2017.

LOIs are due December 15, 2016. Upon review, selected applications will be invited to submit a full proposal by March 2017.