Aging Research Grants

Federal Agency: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH CFDA Program 93.866
 

Aging Research Program Objectives

Too encourage biomedical, social, and behavioral research and research training directed toward a greater understanding of the aging process and the diseases, special problems, and needs of people as they age.

The National Institute on Aging has established programs to pursue these goals. The Division of Aging Biology emphasizes understanding the basic biological processes of aging.

The Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology supports research to improve the abilities of healthcare practitioners to respond to the diseases and other clinical problems of older people.

The Division of Behavioral and Social Research supports research that will lead to greater understanding of the social, cultural, economic and psychological factors that affect both the process of growing old and the place of older people in society.

The Division of Neuroscience fosters research concerned with the age-related changes in the nervous system as well as the related sensory, perceptual, and cognitive processes associated with aging and has a special emphasis on Alzheimer’s disease.

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program: To expand and improve the SBIR program; to increase private sector commercialization of innovations derived from Federal research and development; to increase small business participation in Federal research and development; and to foster and encourage participation of socially and economically disadvantaged small business concerns and women-owned small business concerns in technological innovation.

Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program: To stimulate and foster scientific and technological innovation through cooperative research development carried out between small business concerns and research institutions; to foster technology transfer between small business concerns and research institutions; to increase private sector commercialization of innovations derived from Federal research and development; and to foster and encourage participation of socially and economically disadvantaged small business concerns and women-owned small business concerns in technological innovation.

Aging Research Financial Assistance

Project Grants for individual and institutional research training awards:

FY 2017 est. – $32,000,000

FY 2018 est. – $25,000,000

Project Grants available as research grants including SBIR/STTR, centers, research career awards, research project grants, and cooperative agreements:

FY 2017 est. – $1,995,000,000

FY 2018 est. – $1,303,541,000

Range and Average Assistance

Awards vary in range depending on the particular activity codes. Individual fellowships range from $23,376 to $57,504 and average about $46,000.

Research grants have much larger ranges – from $75,000 to several million dollars.

Average costs of research grants are around $400,000.

All costs are shown on a single year basis. Awards may be for up to five years.

Who Can Apply for Aging Research Grants?

Applicant Eligibility

Universities, colleges, medical, dental and nursing schools, schools of public health, laboratories, hospitals, State and local health departments, other public or private institutions (both for-profit and nonprofit), and individuals.

Who Can Benefit from the Aging Research Grants?

Beneficiary Eligibility

Any nonprofit or for-profit organization, company, or institution engaged in biomedical research. Students pursuing doctoral research training.

Aging Research – 93.866

Contact Information

Robin A. Barr,
Director, Division of Extramural Activities, National Institute on Aging, 7201 Wisconsin Avenue, Room 2C218, Bethesda, MD 20892
rb42h@nih.gov
(301) 402-7715
(301) 402-2945

Full Info on Aging Research:
http://www.nia.nih.gov/

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