Research Centers Collaborative Network of the National Institute on Aging, NIHThe Research Centers Collaborative Network (RCCN) goal is to catalyze enduring, collaborative, interdisciplinary research projects across NIA center programs by funding pilot, planning or meeting grants of up to $65,000. Proposals should address topics spanning the missions of multiple NIA Center programs. Relevant topics are exemplified by the themes of RCCN-sponsored workshops, but other topics relevant to the NIA center programs will also be considered. Each project should involve at least two NIA-sponsored research centers. There are two deadlines annually and up to two awards will be granted each cycle.

The revised RFA for the RCCN Pilot Awards allows for a wider variety of topics, including those not previously covered by an RCCN Workshop, and has added a new letter of intent stage for applicants. Review the new RFA here. Please reach out to with any questions.

LOI Deadlines: April 1 and October 1.