2013 Funding Opportunities
Retirement Research Foundation Accepting Applications for Projects in Aging
The Retirement Research Foundation (RRF) is now accepting grant proposals. The RRF is dedicated to improving the quality of life for older Americans. Through its grants program, the foundation supports: direct service; advocacy; education and training programs for professionals working with elders; and research aimed at finding causes and solutions to significant problems facing older adults. Proposals for projects that have a local focus are considered from organizations based in only seven states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Florida. The RRF offers applicants an opportunity to discuss potential projects prior to submitting a full proposal. For more information visit www.rrf.org/apply/the-new-rrf-website-learn-more. The application deadline is August 1.
Apply for the 2013-2014 Class of Health and Aging Policy Fellows
Join the scores of AGS members who have participated in the Health and Aging Policy Fellows program -- apply for the 2013-2014 class today. The Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program provides professionals in health and aging with the experience and skills necessary to make positive contributions to the development and implementation of health policies that enhance care for older Americans. Applications are due April 15.
“The Health and Aging Policy fellowship was one of the most rewarding and informative experiences of my career. I use the knowledge and skills I gained during the fellowship every day; the network I developed during the year has been invaluable.” — Mary Tinetti, MD, Class of 2010-2011.
“The fellowship was vital to my learning how to influence state and federal health policy and connecting with key policy makers to advance geriatric care.” — Steven R. Counsell, MD, Class of 2009-2010.
The year-long program allows fellows to choose either a residential track or a non-residential track. Fellows on the residential track can participate in the policymaking process at either the Federal or state level as legislative assistants in Congress, professional staff members in executive branch agencies, or in policy organizations. The non-residential track allows fellows to remain at their home institution while working on a policy project that involves a brief placement or placements throughout the year at relevant sites. Core program components focused on career development and professional enrichment are provided to fellows on both tracks. Fellows also have the opportunity to apply for second-year funding to continue components of their fellowship experience or project, either at their placement sites, at the state or local levels, or with non-governmental organizations. For more information please visit http://www.healthandagingpolicy.org/.
Applications for 2012-2013 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 2012-2013 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 Foundation for Health in Aging'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 Foundation for Health in Aging.
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