A full description is available here: http://www.ellisonfoundation.org/how-to-apply-new-scholar
New Scholar awards provide support for newly independent investigators beginning in the first 3 years after their postdoctoral training, when they are establishing their own labs and their careers are at a vulnerable stage. These awards contribute to a safety net that allows bright young scientists to staff their laboratories, collect preliminary data, and organize research programs of sufficient momentum to obtain ongoing support from other sources. New Scholar awards provide funding up to $100,000 per year for a four year period.
New Scholar candidates are investigators who are nominated by U.S. medical institutions and universities for their outstanding promise in aging research. Invited institutions may nominate two candidates. Prospective candidates are encouraged to consult this website for more information about the goals and objectives of the Aging Program and eligibility requirements under Application Procedures. Depending upon the number of nominations submitted and the qualifications of the nominees, up to 25 scholars will be selected.
Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Structural biology
- Molecular genetics
- Studies with model systems ranging from lower eukaryotes to humans
- Inquiries testing the relevance of simpler models to human aging
- Genetic epidemiology of aging; candidate longevity genes
- Aging in the immune system
- Host defense molecules in aging systems
- Mechanisms of free radical induced cell aging
- Mechanisms of aging in various differentiated cell populations
- Gene/environment and gene/gene interactions
- Integrative physiology
- New approaches to age-modulated disease mechanisms