Posts Tagged ‘NIA’

The NIA wants to hear from you!

The National Institute on Aging’s Interventions Testing Program (ITP) wants to expand the involvement of the research community in this unique program, which tests in mice compounds that have the potential to promote healthy aging. The program already uses a community approach to strengthen program outcomes, with investigators in the extramural research community proposing many of these compounds. This approach has proven successful. By tapping into a broad range of expertise, the ITP has benefited from proposals for a … Read More

“NIA 101” webinar scheduled for June 14

Do you have a research idea related to aging but don’t know how to get your project funded? Dr. Chyren Hunter, deputy director of the Division of Extramural Activities and training officer with the National Institute on Aging may have the answer for you. On June 14, 2016, Dr. Hunter will host “NIA 101,” a free hour-long webinar.  She’ll explain each step of the NIA grant application and review process and respond to questions from the … Read More

NIA applies new strategy to address funding scarcity

In the face of increasing and intense competition for research funding, the National Institute on Aging (NIA) is employing a new short-term strategy to improve investigators’ chances of obtaining long-term funding. In a Sept. 30 blog posting, NIA’s Director of the Division of Extramural Affairs, Robin Barr, Ph.D., announced, “We are aggressively using the NIH R56 activity code for the first time…This award program provides one or two years of support to allow investigators to … Read More

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