The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, in partnership with the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), created the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research Postdoctoral Fellowships in Aging Research to encourage and further the careers of postdoctoral fellows who are conducting research in the basic biology of aging, as well as translating advances in basic research from the lab to the clinic.
Through the fellowship program, up to ten researchers will be awarded grants of $60,000 to encourage and further the careers of postdoctoral fellows. The awards are intended to provide significant research and training support to permit postdoctoral fellows to become established in the field of aging. The program supports research projects concerned with understanding the basic mechanisms of aging, as well as projects with direct relevance to human aging that have potential to lead to clinically relevant strategies related to human aging and the health span. Projects investigating age-related diseases will be considered but only if approached from the point of view of how basic aging processes may lead to these outcomes. Projects concerning mechanisms underlying common geriatric functional disorders such as frailty will also be considered. Projects that are strictly clinical in nature, such as the diagnosis and treatment of disease, health outcomes, or the social context of aging, are not eligible.
Applicants from underrepresented groups in the biomedical sciences are strongly encouraged to apply.
Letters of Intent are due January 22, 2020. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by May 2020.
To be eligible, applicants must be a postdoctoral fellow (MD and/or PhD degree or equivalent) at the start date of the award (July 1, 2020), and the proposed research must be conducted at a qualified not-for-profit setting in the United States.
See the American Federation for Aging Research website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.