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Air Force Health Study (Ranch Hand) Research Assets
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is making data and biospecimens from the Air Force Health Study (AFHS) available for further studies on health and aging. Standardized, comprehensive health questionnaire, physical examination, and biospecimens data were collected at six time points in the 20-year period of the study. At the conclusion of the original study, Congress designated IOM as custodian of the AFHS assets and asked the IOM to make them available to qualified investigators for further research. The Department of Veterans Affairs was directed to provide support for pilot studies using the materials. Proposals for innovative uses of the materials for research to further the goals of understanding the determinants of health and aging and promoting wellness are encouraged. All proposals are subject to review of their scientific merit by an IOM committee, and approval by the National Academies’ Institutional Review Board. The program accepts proposals as part of a rolling submission process; funding is available to support the most meritorious pilot studies and small-scale research projects. 

Applications for Jahnigen Career Development Award
The Jahnigen Career Development Award is one of several career development awards that offer matching funding to supplement the National Institute on Aging's(NIA’s) GEMSSTAR awards. The Jahnighen award will be offered only to those individuals approved for funding by the NIA via the GEMSSTAR Program. The AGS' Jahnigen Career Development Award (JCDA) will provide award recipients with as much as  $50,000 in direct career development funding over two years to supplement their GEMSSTAR funding, with $25,000 of that coming from Participating Specialty Societies and $25,000 coming from the American Geriatrics Society through a grant from the John A. Hartford Foundation.

Applications for T. Franklin Williams Scholars Award
The T. Franklin Williams Scholars Award is one of several career development awards that offer matching funding to supplement the National Institute on Aging's GEMSSTAR awards.  The Williams award will be offered only to those individuals approved for funding by the NIA via the GEMSSTAR Program and selected by the T. Franklin Williams Scholars Award committee. The AGS Health in Aging Foundation's T. Franklin Williams Award will provide the award recipient with up to $50,000 over two years in direct career development funding to supplement the GEMSSTAR funding -- with $25,000 coming from the Association of Specialty Professors and $25,000 from the AGS Health in Aging Foundation.

The 2014 Irma and Paul Milstein Program for Senior Health Fellowship and Translational Project Awards
In connection with the commitment to support outstanding medical research related to geriatric medicine and aging research, the Milstein Medical Asian American Partnership Foundation (MMAAP) invites the submission of applications from mainland China for the:
1) Irma and Paul Milstein Program for Senior Health Fellowship Award to support one year of training at a prominent sponsoring institution in the US for one Chinese scholar in geriatric medicine and aging research
2) Translational Research Project Award of the Irma and Paul Milstein Program for Senior Health to support one such project with potential for immediate impact on improving senior health in China.
The aim of this program is to build enduring partnership between the United States and Asia through training of future Chinese academic leaders and to encourage long term collaborations between the two regions. The fellowship award will provide support for the fellow in the amount of $60,000 accompanied by a grant of $25,000 to the hosting U.S. institution. The translational project award will provide support for the project to be conducted at applicant’s home institution in China in the amount of $50,000 and support for the U.S. partner institution in the amount of $10,000.
The 2014 award application deadline is November 1, 2013