Notice of Change of NIA Intent to Fund Awards for RFA-HL-18-023 "Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR) (R38)"

Notice Number: NOT-AG-19-041

Key Dates
Release Date: August 28, 2019

Related Announcements

RFA-HL-18-023
NOT-AG-18-009
NOT-AG-18-022

Issued by
National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Purpose

This Notice informs potential applicants that NIA intends to commit total costs of $350,000 in fiscal year 2021 to support 1 new award under RFA-HL-18-023 Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR) (R38). Further, NIA is expanding the scope of projects it will support to encompass aging more broadly, as described in the new language below.

Current language:

Part 2. Section I. Funding Opportunity Description

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) supports a variety of training and career development opportunities for early-career investigators and clinician-researchers to meet the national biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. The National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA) Advisory Council has identified major workforce gaps in dementia education and training. Due to demographic changes increasing the population of older adults, there is a greater demand for geriatric specialists appropriately trained in relevant research fields. NIA is interested in promoting the development of a diverse, interdisciplinary workforce needed to conduct clinical research to improve the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Alzheimer's disease related dementias (ADRD). Applications would be appropriate for NIA if they support research exposure and advanced skills in AD/ADRD clinical research for medical residents and/or fellows. Research education activities can be in any topic areas related to AD/ADRD with relevance to: neuropathology, clinical assessments and diagnostic treatment, prevention, clinical care, health disparities, clinical neuroscience and translational research, including training in the design and conduct of clinical trials.

Part 2. Section II. Award Information

Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards
NIA intends to commit total costs of $350,000 per year in fiscal years 2019 and 2020 to support 1 award per fiscal year.

Modified to read:

Part 2. Section I. Funding Opportunity Description

The National Institute on Aging supports research to advance our understanding of the nature of aging and the aging process, as well as diseases and conditions associated with growing older, in order to extend the healthy, active years of life. NIA’s Division of Aging Biology supports molecular, cellular, and genetic research on the mechanisms of aging. The Division of Behavioral and Social Research supports social, behavioral, and economic research on the processes of aging at both the individual and societal level, including cross-disciplinary research, at multiple levels from genetics to cross-national comparative research, and at stages from basic through translational. The Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology supports clinical and translational research on health and disease in the aged, and research on aging over the human lifespan, including its relationships to health outcomes, with foci that include translational research for the development of new interventions for age-related conditions, prevention and treatment of multiple chronic conditions in the elderly, and studies that help to promote evidence-based geriatric care and inform policies affecting older adults. The Division of Neuroscience supports collaborative research to further the understanding of neural and behavioral processes associated with the aging brain. Research on dementias of old age—in particular Alzheimer’s disease—is one of the program’s highest priorities.

Part 2. Section II. Award Information

Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards
NIA intends to commit total costs of $350,000 per year in fiscal years 2019, 2020, and 2021 to support 1 new award per fiscal year.

All other aspects of this FOA remain unchanged.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Basil Eldadah, MD, PhD
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Telephone: 301-496-6761
Email: basil.eldadah@nih.gov