on Aging Pilot Study
University of Pennsylvania Institute
on Aging (IOA) will fund three multidisciplinary
pilot projects on biomedical, epidemiological,
behavioral or health services research
in basic science or clinical areas
in aging. Each pilot will be funded
at a level of up to $50,000/year (for
personnel and supply costs, but not
equipment). These one-year,
nonrenewable grants support multidisciplinary
pilot projects in aging-related research.
The purpose is to assist faculty in
obtaining preliminary data to serve
as the basis of a grant application
to the NIH or other public or private
agencies concerned with aging. Application
instructions may be found on the IOA
web site: www.uphs.upenn.edu/aging/.
committee representing the IOA Internal
Advisory Board will review all proposals.
Funding depends not only on scientific
merit, but also on the likelihood
that the pilots will lead to independent
investigator initiated proposals.
Principal Investigators must be on
the faculty of Penn's School of Medicine,
but collaboration with faculty from
other departments is strongly encouraged.
Priority will be given to:
in the early stages of their
career who seek to enter
the aging research arena;
faculty who intend to shift their research
emphasis towards aging.
should utilize the basic NIH PHS 398
form with a limit of 5 pages (exclusive
of face page, budget, biosketches,
letters of collaboration and literature
cited). The application submission
deadline is May 1, 2003. Direct
questions to Kathryn Jedrziewski,
Deputy Director, Institute on Aging,
(215) 898-2445 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 25, March 18, 2003