The American Federation for Aging Research, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to support and advance healthy aging through biomedical research, provides financial support to early and mid-career scientists whose research can increase knowledge of the fundamental mechanisms of aging.
The AFAR Research Grants Program provides up to $100,000 for a one- to two-year award to junior faculty (MDs and PhDs) to conduct research that will serve as the basis for longer-term research efforts.
AFAR-supported investigators study a broad range of biomedical and clinical topics, including the causes of cellular senescence, the role of estrogen in the development of osteoporosis, the genetic factors associated with Alzheimer's disease, the effects of nutrition and exercise on the aging process, and more.
Date due: December 15, 2011
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