This is an initiative from Hevolution Foundation and AFAR. The major goal of this initiative is to identify and support promising junior investigators in aging research and geroscience with at least 3 years of independent research. The program provides flexible support for research projects in basic biology of aging, as well as geroscience (projects that translate advances in basic research on aging biology from the laboratory to the clinic.) The projects should focus on understanding the basic mechanisms of aging rather than disease-specific research.
Projects investigating age-related diseases or functional disorders are supported only if approached from the point of view of how basic aging processes may lead to disease outcomes. Projects that deal strictly with clinical problems such as the diagnosis or treatment of disease, health outcomes, or the social context of aging are not eligible. Research areas could include, but are not limited to those described in the Hallmarks of Aging.
It is anticipated that up to 18 three-year awards of up to USD375,000 (total cost) each will be awarded in 2023. Overhead/indirect costs of up to 20% of the cost of the grant can be requested, not to exceed USD62,500. Award start date is December 31, 2023.
Please contact Lynn Wong if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.