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Level PhD - Mid Career and Beyond
Name Glenn/AFAR Breakthroughs in Gerontology Awards
Agency The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, in collaboration with the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR)
Frequency/Deadlines Yearly Application deadline December
Amount $200,000
Duration 2 years
Qualifications To be eligible, applicants must at the time they submit their proposal be full-time faculty members at the rank of Assistant Professor or higher. A strong record of independent publication beyond the postdoctoral level is a requirement. Applications from individuals not previously engaged in aging research are particularly encouraged, as long as the research proposals show high promise for leading to important new discoveries in biological gerontology. Projects that focus on genetic controls of aging and longevity, on delay of aging by pharmacological agents or dietary means, or which elucidate the mechanisms by which alterations in hormones, anti-oxidant defenses, or repair processes promote longevity are all within the intended scope of this competition.