Two new funding opportunities are available for people interested in research on the process of aging. Both programs have a March 30 application deadline, and are open to people at or affiliated with the UW or Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC).
The Seattle Cancer and Aging Program, a coordination between the UW and the FHCRC, to is offering one-year awards of up to $40,000 for new pilot proposals on cancer and aging. Applications should address one of seven thematic areas: patterns of care; treatment efficacy and tolerance; effects of co-morbidity; prevention, risk assessment, and screening; psychosocial issues and medical effects; palliative and end-of-life care and pain relief; or the biology of aging and cancer. For more information and an application form, visit http://www.fhcrc.org/science/scap/.
The UW’s Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging is funding pilot projects in basic research on the biology of aging. The one-year awards offer up to $35,000 per project. The application may be designed to rapidly pursue a new finding or research opportunity, or to obtain preliminary data that will serve as a basis for a major research grant application. More information and application instructions are available at http://www.uwaging.org under the link “Pilot Application.”