Grants in the Biology of Aging
Ten new investigators studying mechanisms of aging and age-related diseases received funding through AFAR’s flagship grant program. Read about their projects here.
With funding from the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation and the Diane and Guilford Glazer Foundation, AFAR awarded $100,000 each to four new investigators in Alzheimer’s disease.
Two mid-career investigators were each awarded $550,000 through the Julie Martin Mid-Career Award program to undertake new high-risk directions of investigation with a potential high payoff in our understanding of basic aging processes.
Two Glenn/AFAR Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) awards of $200,000 each were awarded to fund relatively high risk pilot programs in the biology of aging. Read about the work here.
The Ellison Medical Foundation/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellows in Aging Research Program will provide funding for 16 highly promising postdoctoral fellows in basic biological and biomedical sciences relevant to understanding aging processes and age-related diseases and disabilities. The award is intended to provide significant support to permit these postdoctoral fellows to become established in the field of aging.