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AFAR Research Grants

BY: Greg George
Aug 6, 2012 07:00

Since 1981, over 680 AFAR Research Grants have been awarded. This year American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) is providing up to $100,000 for a one- to two-year award to junior faculty (M.D.s and Ph.D.s). This grant will serve as the basis for longer-term research efforts. The goal of this program is to assist the career development of junior faculty while they research issues ranging from cellular senescence, the role of estrogen in the development of osteoporosis, genetic factors linked with Alzheimer’s disease, the effects of nutrition and exercise on the aging process, and much more. If interested in applying for this grant the tentative application deadline for 2013 awards is December 17, 2012. Please check back in the fall for updated application materials.
Note: 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.

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