NIH GUIDE, Volume 26, Number 28, August 22, 1997

National Institute on Aging
Application Receipt Dates:  February 1, June 1, and October 1
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) invites academic institutions
and other health professional schools to submit applications to
support leadership activities in the development of research and
research training programs in aging. As used in this announcement,
~aging~ refers to all aspects of gerontology and geriatrics within
the mission of the National Institute on Aging. These fields include
basic biological research on aging, research on clinical pathologies
of aging, including Alzheimer"s disease, research on the aging brain
and nervous system, and behavioral and social research on aging and
on the special problems of older people. This award is aimed at
encouraging and assisting more institutions to increase their efforts
in research and training in these fields.
Priority is given to those academic centers or schools with limited
activities in aging but which have a strong interest in, and
commitment to, expanding their research and training efforts in
aging. Priority is also given to academic centers or schools with a
track record of funding in aging but who seek to integrate disparate
foci of aging research or to develop substantially new research areas
in aging. However, the program does not require that an application
develop a comprehensive plan for integrating all ongoing areas of
aging research at an institution.
The Academic Career Leadership Award (K07) is used by the NIA to help
strengthen capacities of academic and other health professional
institutions to promote research and research training activities
relevant to aging. NIA does not support the Academic Career
(Development) award. Information on other initiatives supported by
NIA may be found at the following Internet address:
This Leadership award supports senior individuals with acknowledged
scientific expertise and leadership skills who are interested in
improving the capacity of their institution to promote research and
research training on aging within an institution.  It is expected
that support under this award will increase research potential and
academic capacity for the study of aging within the academic
medical/health and research community.
The Public Health Service (PHS) is committed to achieving the health
promotion and disease prevention objectives of "Healthy People 2000,"
a PHS-led national activity for setting priority areas.  This Program
Announcement (PA), NIA Academic Career Leadership Award, is related
to the priority area of human resource development.  Potential
applicants may obtain a copy of "Healthy People 2000" (Full Report:
Stock No. 017-001-00474-0 or Summary Report:  Stock No. 017-001-
00473-1) from the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing
Office, Washington, DC 20402-9325 (telephone 202/512-1800).
The PA, which describes the research objectives, application
procedures, review considerations, and award criteria for this
solicitation, may be obtained electronically through the NIH Grant
Line (data line 301/402-2221), the NIH GOPHER (, and
the NIH Website (, and by mail and email from the
program contact listed below.
Dr. Robin A. Barr
Office of Extramural Affairs
National Institute on Aging
Gateway Building
7201 Wisconsin Avenue, Room 2C218, MSC 9205
Bethesda, MD  20892-9205
Telephone:  (301) 496-9322
FAX:  (301) 402-2945

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