AFAR Accepting Applications for Postdoctoral Aging Research

The American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) is accepting Letters of Intent for its Irene Diamond Fund/AFAR Postdoctoral Transition Awards in Aging Program.

The program is focused on advancing translational aging research and, to that end, provides two-year fellowships of $120,000. Fellowship awards are meant to provide portable and flexible transitional funding for senior postdoctoral fellows as they develop and negotiate for junior faculty appointments and independent research programs. A supplemental award of up to $30,000 may be available if the candidate successfully transitions to an independent junior faculty position within two years of completing his/her Diamond/AFAR Fellowship.

To be eligible, applicants must be a postdoctoral fellow (MD and/or PhD degree or equivalent) within three to six years of starting postdoctoral training at the start date of the award (July 1, 2018.) Applicants who have received postdoctoral training beyond six years (before July 1, 2012) must provide a justification for the additional training period. In addition, the proposed research must be conducted at a qualified not-for-profit setting in the United States.

LOIs must be received no later than January 22, 2018. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by May 2018.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the American Federation for Aging Research.

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