American Federation for aging research – Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and AFAR Grants for Junior Faculty

afar

The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research (GFMR) and AFAR provide up to $100,000 for a one- to two-year award to junior faculty (MDs and PhDs) to conduct research that will serve as the basis for longer term research efforts on the biology of aging: https://www.afar.org/grants/afar-research-grants.

These investigators study a broad range of biomedical and clinical topics related to aging.

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. GFMR and AFAR support research projects concerned with understanding the basic mechanisms of aging rather than disease-specific research. Projects investigating age-related diseases are supported 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.

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
  • Invertebrate or vertebrate animal models
  • Cardiovascular aging
  • Aging and cellular stress response
  • Metabolic and endocrine changes

Deadline: 15th December 2020.