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AFAR in the news: AFAR to provide scientific review support for the National Academy of Medicine Catalyst Awards

Oct 25
2019

AFAR in the news: AFAR to provide scientific review support for the National Academy of Medicine Catalyst Awards View MoreBACK

On October 21, 2019, The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) announced the launch of the Healthy Longevity Global Competition. AFAR will collaborate with the NAM on the scientific review process of the Catalyst Awards in the United States.

The Healthy Longevity Global Competition is a multiyear, multimillion-dollar international competition seeking breakthrough innovations to extend human health and function later in life. In the U.S, the NAM will issue up to 24 Catalyst Awards per year between 2020 and 2022, which will each include a $50,000 cash prize as well as travel costs to attend an annual Innovator Summit.

"AFAR is honored to contribute our expertise in grant making and developing extensive interdisciplinary networks in aging research to the Healthy Longevity Global Competition," states AFAR Executive Director Stephanie Lederman, Ed.M. "We commend the National Academy of Medicine's vision for fostering diverse, innovative approaches that stimulate great ideas, and transform the field of healthy longevity globally."

The application period will open in early January 2020. Learn more about the application details here.

Read a press release, “NAM launches global competition seeking solutions for improving healthy longevity,” here.





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