Funding Announcements

Funding Announcements

  • University of Pennsylvania Insitute on Aging (IOA), Alzheimer's Disease Core Center (ADCC)
    February 3, 2017
    The University of Pennsylvania Institute on Aging (IOA) and Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center (ADCC) will fund up to six (6) one-year multidisciplinary pilot grants in the 2017-2018 academic year to support biomedical, epidemiological, behavioral or health services research, as well as basic science, clinical or psychosocial research. Two of the pilots, funded by Penn’s ADCC, will focus on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related neurodegenerative disorders as well as healthy brain aging. The remaining pilots, supported by funding from the Perelman School of Medicine at Penn (PSOM) to the IOA, will focus on aging and aging-related diseases as well as healthy aging. Each pilot will be funded at a level of up to $50,000/year for personnel and supply costs, but not tuition costs, student dissertation research, equipment or instruments. The purpose of these one-year, non-renewable grants 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 and aging related neurodegenerative disorders. A committee of IOA and ADCC members will review all proposals. Funding depends on scientific merit, and the likelihood that the pilots will lead to independent funding to continue the research beyond the pilot studies. Study design and a data analysis plan, as well as the rational for both, is essential to include in addition to sample size and power calculations. For more information about the application process and other resources see the full annoucement here.
    Date posted: 1/5/2017 | View listing
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  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    March 29, 2017
    The goal of Health Policy Research Scholars is to create a large cadre of diverse doctoral students from a wide variety of research focused disciplines—students whose research, connections, and leadership will inform and influence policy toward a Culture of Health. Specifically, we aim to recruit doctoral students from a variety of field/disciplines (e.g., urban planning, political science, economics, ethnography, education, social work, sociology) who are training to be researchers. For the 2017 cohort, the Health Policy Research Scholars program will enroll up to 50 scholars interested in learning to translate their research into health policy and who are from underrepresented populations and/or disadvantaged backgrounds. Examples of eligible individuals include, but are not limited to, first-generation college graduates, individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, individuals from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in doctoral programs, and individuals with disabilities. Scholars in this program which is designed to enhance and enrich the doctoral program—will complete the Health Policy Research Scholars program concurrently with their doctoral program.Over the course of the four- to five-year program, scholars will:
    • Receive an annual stipend of $30,000 for up to four years
    • Establish and strengthen professional ties to leaders in
    • public health, policy, equity, and many other fields and professions
    • Continue working from their home institution and applying new
    • learnings in real time
    • Receive dissertation support and mentoring
    • Be eligible for an additional dissertation grant of up to $10,000
    For more information about criteria and deadlines visit the 2017 Call for Applications website.    
    Date posted: 1/9/2017 | View listing
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Penn Funding

  • University of Pennsylvania Insitute on Aging (IOA), Alzheimer's Disease Core Center (ADCC)
    February 3, 2017
    The University of Pennsylvania Institute on Aging (IOA) and Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center (ADCC) will fund up to six (6) one-year multidisciplinary pilot grants in the 2017-2018 academic year to support biomedical, epidemiological, behavioral or health services research, as well as basic science, clinical or psychosocial research. Two of the pilots, funded by Penn’s ADCC, will focus on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related neurodegenerative disorders as well as healthy brain aging. The remaining pilots, supported by funding from the Perelman School of Medicine at Penn (PSOM) to the IOA, will focus on aging and aging-related diseases as well as healthy aging. Each pilot will be funded at a level of up to $50,000/year for personnel and supply costs, but not tuition costs, student dissertation research, equipment or instruments. The purpose of these one-year, non-renewable grants 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 and aging related neurodegenerative disorders. A committee of IOA and ADCC members will review all proposals. Funding depends on scientific merit, and the likelihood that the pilots will lead to independent funding to continue the research beyond the pilot studies. Study design and a data analysis plan, as well as the rational for both, is essential to include in addition to sample size and power calculations. For more information about the application process and other resources see the full annoucement here.
    Date posted: 1/5/2017 | View listing
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Other External Funding

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    March 29, 2017
    The goal of Health Policy Research Scholars is to create a large cadre of diverse doctoral students from a wide variety of research focused disciplines—students whose research, connections, and leadership will inform and influence policy toward a Culture of Health. Specifically, we aim to recruit doctoral students from a variety of field/disciplines (e.g., urban planning, political science, economics, ethnography, education, social work, sociology) who are training to be researchers. For the 2017 cohort, the Health Policy Research Scholars program will enroll up to 50 scholars interested in learning to translate their research into health policy and who are from underrepresented populations and/or disadvantaged backgrounds. Examples of eligible individuals include, but are not limited to, first-generation college graduates, individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, individuals from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in doctoral programs, and individuals with disabilities. Scholars in this program which is designed to enhance and enrich the doctoral program—will complete the Health Policy Research Scholars program concurrently with their doctoral program.Over the course of the four- to five-year program, scholars will:
    • Receive an annual stipend of $30,000 for up to four years
    • Establish and strengthen professional ties to leaders in
    • public health, policy, equity, and many other fields and professions
    • Continue working from their home institution and applying new
    • learnings in real time
    • Receive dissertation support and mentoring
    • Be eligible for an additional dissertation grant of up to $10,000
    For more information about criteria and deadlines visit the 2017 Call for Applications website.    
    Date posted: 1/9/2017 | View listing
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