Institute on Aging 2005 Pilot Study: May 2
The 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, led by a School of Medicine faculty member. In addition, the IOA is pleased to partner with the School of Nursing (SON) to offer an additional fourth pilot grant opportunity, provided by joint funding from the IOA and the SON to support a pilot study led by a faculty member of the SON. 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, non-renewable 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.
A 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 or School of Nursing, but collaboration with faculty from other departments is strongly encouraged. Priority will be given to:
• Faculty in the early stages of their career who seek to enter the aging research arena
• Senior faculty who intend to shift their research emphasis towards aging
Applications should utilize the basic NIH PHS 398 format, with one exception: a title page should be substituted for the NIH face page. Applications should be limited to 5 pages (exclusive of face page, budget, biosketches, letters of collaboration and literature cited). Animal and/or IRB protocols may be pending. Suggested organization for page distribution is:
1) Title Page (not the NIH face page) showing the title of grant, name of P.I., affiliation, address and telephone numbers
2) Budget (costs for personnel, supplies, but no equipment)
4) Specific Aims
5) Background and Significance
6) Preliminary Studies
7) Experimental Design & Methods
8) Human Subjects (if applicable and protocol may be pending)
9) Vertebrate Animals Sections (if applicable and protocol may be pending)
10) Consultants (if applicable)
11) Consortium Contractual Arrangements (if applicable)
12) Literature Cited
13) Certification of Patient Oriented Research (if applicable)
For more information, contact Kathryn Jedrziewski, Deputy Director, Institute on Aging (IOA), at (215) 898-2445 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications Due: May 2, 2005; anticipated date of award July 1, 2005.
Submit original and nine copies to: Kathryn Jedrziewski, Institute on Aging, University of Pennsylvania, 3615 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
Almanac, Vol. 51, No. 22, February 22, 2005