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Funding Opportunities

AGS, ADGAP, Tideswell at UCSF National Leadership Development Program: Lead Tidal Change in Aging

Junior Faculty & Fellow Funding Opportunities

Nursing Funding Opportunities

Monthly Funding Opportunities

2016 Funding Opportunities

Future of Nursing Scholars

The Future of Nursing Scholars program is part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Leadership for Better Health theme, which aims to ensure that the nation has a diverse, well-trained leadership and workforce to build a Culture of Health across this country, in which good health flourishes across all demographics and where being as healthy as possible and staying that way are esteemed social values, and where everyone has access to affordable, quality health care.

For the 2017 cohort, the program will support up to 75 scholars across the selected schools. Each scholar will receive $75,000 to be used over the three years of the program. This award must be matched by $50,000 in support from the school (which may be in-kind). Applications due September 15th, 2016.

Practice Change Leaders for Aging and Health

The Practice Change Leaders program (supported by the John A. Hartford Foundation and Atlantic Philanthropies)  is now accepting applications for persons of all disciplines who wish to receive 15 months of active mentoring, project support and leadership development at 3  2-day meetings with peers and an interdisciplinary panel of senior leaders.  

Application Deadline: Tuesday August 30, 2016 at 2:00 PM PDT, 3:00 PM MDT, 4:00 PM CDT, 5:00 EDT No exceptions will be made. 
Start of Award: January 1, 2017

Retirement Research Foundation Accepting Applications for Projects in Aging

The Retirement Research Foundation's (RRF's) next proposal application deadline is  February 1, 2017

The Retirement Research Foundation is based in Chicago and is one of the nation’s first private foundations devoted exclusively to aging and retirement issues. Throughout its history, RRF has awarded more than $200 million for innovative projects that benefit older Americans. Through its responsive grants program, RRF supports:

  • advocacy;
  • education and training programs for professionals working with elders; and
  • research to seek causes and solutions to significant problems of older adults.

Advocacy, training, and research projects, all with national relevance, are considered from organizations located anywhere in the U.S.

RRF offers an opportunity for applicants to submit a brief (1 – 2 pages) Letter of Inquiry (LOI) as part of our grantmaking process. Information about the optional LOI process can be found on RRF’s website. LOIs should be submitted by December 1st.

To learn more, please visit or email

NIH Launches Program to Reduce Health Disparities in Surgical Outcomes

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), part of the National Institutes of Health, has launched an initiative to support research to better understand and address disparities in surgical care and outcomes for disadvantaged populations.

The research initiative, which has been approved by the National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities, provides R01 and R21 opportunities to understand and address disparities in surgical care and outcomes. It also builds on the concerted efforts of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and its affiliated institutions in improving access, quality and safe surgical care for all population groups.


The RFA has been announced for the third round of pilot project funding through the HCSRN-OAICs AGING Initiative. If you are interested in learning more about this funding opportunity, please attend the informational webinar:

Pilot Projects Program Informational Webinar
May 2, 2016, 1:00-2:00pm EDT
Meeting Leads:
Mark C. Hornbrook, PhD, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research
Rebecca A. Silliman, MD, PhD, Boston University School of Medicine
Jay Magaziner, PhD, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Phone Number: 415-655-0002

Access Code: 662 907 414

Please join using the above link on your computer first, and then call in on your phone using your unique attendee ID provided by the webinar software. 

Drs. Hornbrook, Silliman, and Magaziner will be answering questions about the AGING Initiative’s Pilot Project Grant Program.  If you would like to submit your questions ahead of time, please send them to  You will also be able to ask questions during the webinar.

The deadline for letters of intent (LOIs) to be submitted is May 2, 2016.  Full applications are due September 1, 2016.  You must submit an LOI and be invited to submit a full application for your submission to be accepted.  The request for applications (RFA) and LOI submission link can be found here.

Learn more about the aging initiative.

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