Durham University

Department of Geography

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Aging Through the Life Span: Longitudinal Data Analyses

(11 October 2004)

The National Institute on Aging invites R01 research grant applications to study aging through the life span. Proposals should utilize existing human longitudinal data and specimens, or conduct ancillary studies to longitudinal studies, to gain information and answers to important research questions regarding the progression and determinants of changes across all segments of the life span that affect: health in old age; effects of age, disease stage, and comorbidity on the effects of risk factors; variability among and within individuals in rates of change with age in physiologic, pathologic, behavioral, social and functional characteristics; determinants of exceptionally healthy aging; and the health and physiologic effects in human aging of factors that influence aging in other species.

The NIA intends to commit $2.5 million in 2005 to fund seven to 10 new proposals. Applicants may request a project period of up to four years and a budget for direct costs of up to $275,000 per year. Domestic and foreign for-profit and nonprofit institutions are eligible to apply. RFA-AG-05-004.

Closing date
Letters of intent 13th December, 2004; full proposals 11th January, 2005.