American Federation for Aging Research: AFAR Research Grants for Junior Faculty

The American Federation for Aging Research is accepting letters of intent to support junior faculty (MDs and PhDs) to conduct research that will serve as the basis for longer term research efforts. AFAR-supported investigators study a broad range of biomedical and clinical topics. The award aims to assist in the development of the careers of junior investigators committed to pursuing careers in the field of aging research. Award amount is up to $100,000 over 1-2 years. The submission deadline is Dec. 15.

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations has identified the following private funding opportunity: 

American Federation for Aging Research: AFAR Research Grants for Junior Faculty
http://www.afar.org

AFAR is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) to support junior faculty (MDs and PhDs) to conduct research that will serve as the basis for longer term research efforts. AFAR-supported investigators study a broad range of biomedical and clinical topics. The award aims 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, as long as these include connections to fundamental problems in the biology of aging. Projects that deal strictly with clinical problems such as the diagnosis and treatment of disease, health outcomes, or the social context of aging are not eligible. Applicants proposing a project in Alzheimer's disease or healthy brain aging research should apply for the New Investigator Awards in Alzheimer's Disease. Applicants proposing other dementia-related research should apply for the AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty. The applicant must be an independent investigator with independent research space as described in a form completed by the Dean or Department Chair, and must be no more than 10 years beyond start of postdoctoral research training as of July 1, 2017.

LOI Deadline: Dec. 15. Invited full applications will be due by late March with award announcements made by mid-June and an award start date of July 1, 2016. Application Guidelines for the award: http://www.afar.org/research/funding/afar-research-grants/

The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to provide assistance in pursuing privately funded opportunities. If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please email cfr@unc.edu or phone 919-962-2867.

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