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Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and AFAR Grants for Junior Faculty

Date posted: 08/22/2008

Award: 100,000 for a one- to two-year award to junior faculty (M.D.'s and Ph.D.'s)

Field: See website

Eligibility: The applicant must be an independent investigator with independent research space as described in a form completed by the Dean or Department Chair, and must be no more than 10 years beyond start of postdoctoral research training as of July 1, 2018.

Contact Information:

Name: American Federation for Aging Research
Phone: 888-582-2327
Fax: 212-997-0330
Address: 55 West 39th Street, 16th Floor; New York, NY 10018
Web site:

Additional information:

The AFAR and Glenn Foundation for Medical Research Grants for Junior Faculty Program do not provide support for: Postdoctoral fellows in the laboratory of a senior investigator Investigators who have received major extramural funding for research in any area (such as an NIH R01 or NSF Research or equivalent grant) prior to and including the start date of this award Senior faculty, i.e. at the rank of Associate Professor level or higher Former AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty recipients Federal employees Applicants for the 2018 Glenn Foundation for Medical Research Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) award Applicants who are conducting research at a for-profit institution, or at an institution outside of the United States Application Guidelines Four criteria are used to determine the merit of an application: Qualifications and research record of the applicant; Quality of the proposed research in the basic biology of aging; Excellence of the research environment; Likelihood that the project will advance the applicant's career in aging research. If you are using animals in your research, please review Principles of Animal Use for Gerontological Research.

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