NEW Brain Aging Pilot Project Award Program — 2022


NEW Brain Aging Pilot Project Awards are intended to develop novel research infrastructure and projects that will advance the science of EWB and brain aging in specific areas requiring interdisciplinary partnerships or collaborations. They will serve two primary purposes. First, we seek to expand the quality, quantity, and translational impact of research into the mechanistic relationships between brain structure and function on one hand and EWB in older adults on the other. Second, we  intend to engage investigators new to the study of brain aging and EWB – both those who are early in their careers and have yet to define a topic area for their programs of study as well as investigators who have established research programs in other areas that they can productively extend to include NEW Brain Aging topics.

The 2022 Pilot Project Award Program invites applications for 1-year awards to provide project support for investigators in any of three areas: 

  1. Pilot research grants for early career investigators related to brain mechanism studies related to EWB using aging human or animal models (up to $35,000 in total cost);

  2. Proof-of-concept grants for established investigators to test aspects related to EWB in their existing brain aging or ADRD studies and cohorts (up to $50,000 in total cost);

  3. Seed collaboration grants for cross-species brain research related to EWB (up to $50,000 in total cost).  

Important Dates:

Application due: 12/1/2021 by 11:59PM (CT)

Announcement of Recipients: 01/31/2022

Project start data (estimated): 02/10/2022 (IRB approval is required to receive the NOA)

Final report of the funded study: 01/20/2023

Presentation of the pilot study: Quarterly meeting of New Brain Aging, 2023.

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