2015 Funding Opportunities
On the occasion of the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Duke Center for the Study of Agingand Human Development on October 2, 2015, there will be a special presentation of two Busse Research Awards at Duke University, Durham, NC. In recognition of significant contributions to aging research, one award will recognize a scientist from the social/behavioral sciences, the other, a scientist from the biomedical sciences. These awards are supported from an endowment in honor of Ewald W.Busse, M.D., founding director of the Duke Aging Center. This endowment is administered by the Duke University Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development. The purpose of these awards, usually presented at the quadrennial meeting of the World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, is to recognize the achievements of late junior or mid-career scientists and to encourage their continued contributions to aging research. For the purpose of these special awards eligibility is limited to investigators in the North American region of IAGG (US and Canada). Awardees will receive certificates and an award of $6,000 (appropriate taxes will be deducted). Awardees must be present at the celebration (October 2) to receive their awards and present a lecture based on their research. In addition to the prize, recipients will receive up to $3,000 each for travel/living expensesto Duke. Applications are due by June 30, 2015. Learn more.
The Aetna Foundation is advancing an agenda that tests the utility of innovations including technology and digital health strategies as part of population health strategies that aim to improve community health outcomes. Through this new funding opportunity, they will support initiatives that implement and test innovations for chronic disease prevention and management with a specific focus on minority and other underserved communities. Funding will focus on testing technological and digital health strategies and the processes and partnerships needed to scale and spread these potential innovations with the goal to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities. Projects must utilize technology and digital health innovations within population health approaches for chronic disease prevention and management, and have the potential for positive societal impact. These innovations must be developed on the foundation of localized or community-level data with attention to the root causes and social determinants of health. Funding will support implementation and testing of localized technology and digital health strategies with the goal of promoting chronic disease prevention and management for minority and other vulnerable populations. Localization should be focused on reducing health disparities. Applicants must be collaborations or partnerships that include a key primary care partner as well as community-based partners. Applicants may apply for a maximum grant of $250,000 for the first 12 months. Applicants who are successful in the first year (as determined by the Aetna Foundation) will be eligible for another $500,000 for the next two years (up to $250,000 each year).