The Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging
Ends on 22 October 2021
The National Institute on Aging (NIA), the American Federation for Aging Research, and the John A. Hartford Foundation, are collaborating on this initiative to develop of a cadre of talented scientists prepared and willing to take an active leadership role in transformative change that will lead to improved health care outcomes.
Emerging leaders are clinically trained (primarily physician) early-stage investigators who have begun to establish research careers and have shown signs of leadership potential who will use this award to further develop the tools, skills and resources to have a significant impact in their field of expertise.
The National Institute on Aging is pursuing this initiative to recruit talented new investigators who have begun to establish research programs and through this award will be ready to assume leadership roles in their field of expertise and well poised to change theory, practice and health outcomes related to the health of older individuals. Unlike other mentored K awards candidates for this award must have received competitively awarded research support as a PD/PI at the faculty level and have had prior leadership responsibilities in the clinical or research domain.
How to Apply
It is anticipated that seven to ten awards will be granted in 2021, 2022, and 2023. Each award is up to 5 years, with up to $225,000 in direct costs per year.
There are two Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA): RFA-AG-21-020 is designed specifically for applicants proposing research that does not involve leading an independent clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or an ancillary clinical trial. Applicants to this FOA are permitted to propose research experience in a clinical trial led by a mentor or co-mentor. RFA-AG-21-021 is designed for applicants proposing a clinical trial or an ancillary clinical trial as lead investigator.
Deadlines: October 22, 2021, October 21, 2022
All scientific/research inquiries should be directed to:
NIA Training Office
National Institute on Aging (NIA)