Ellison Medical Foundation/AFAR Senior Post-doctoral Fellows Research Program

The Ellison Medical Foundation, in partnership with the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), created the Ellison/AFAR Senior Postdoctoral Fellows Research Program to encourage and further the careers of senior postdoctoral fellows with outstanding promise in the basic biological and clinical sciences relevant to understanding aging processes and age-related diseases and disabilities. The award is intended to provide significant support to permit these postdoctoral fellows to become established in the field of aging. Projects concerned with understanding the basic mechanisms of aging will be considered. Projects investigating age-related diseases are also supported, especially if approached from the point of view of how basic aging processes may lead to these outcomes. Projects concerning mechanisms underlying common geriatric functional disorders are also considered. It is anticipated that 3 two-year grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded in 2003. For each year, up to $45,000 may be requested for salary support and up to $5,000 for research support (personnel, supplies, equipment.)

Eligibility Criteria:

The applicant must be a postdoctoral fellow (MD and/or PhD degree) and will have at least three and not more than five years of prior postdoctoral training at the time of the award.
The proposed research must be conducted at any type of not-for-profit setting in the United States.

The deadline for receipt of applications and all supporting materials is December 13, 2002.

Further information on application requirements and applications may be obtained from AFAR, 70 West 40th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10018 or from the AFAR website:http://www.afar.org/grants.html