Seed Pilots for Aging Research Collaboration

RCCN Pilot Grants to Promote Inter-NIA Center Collaborative Research

The RCCN is seeking to fund pilot or developmental projects of up to $65,000 each that involve multiple NIA-sponsored research centers.

Application Deadlines: April 1 and October 1

This mechanism provides funding to catalyze enduring collaborations for at least two collaborative pilot, planning or meeting grants of up to $65,000 supporting interdisciplinary research in cross cutting theme areas per year.

The RCCN Pilot Award application process has been updated since our last RFA. Going forward, proposal topics can be related to any RCCN Workshop theme. In addition, there will be two set deadlines each year: April 1 and October 1.

Proposals should address topics spanning the missions of multiple NIA Center programs. As noted above, relevant topics are exemplified by the themes of RCCN-sponsored workshops. Each project should involve at least two NIA-sponsored research centers.

View the RFA here.

Call for Applications: RCCN Workshop Travel Awards

Promoting Health Aging through Nutrition: July 20-21, 2023 in Boston, MA

Application Deadline: April 24

Travel Awards are available for approximately 10 early career investigators or investigators in training, who will participate in a special session at the RCCN Workshop on July 20, that will focus on career development. The travel awards will cover travel to and from the meeting, meals, and hotel accommodations. Successful applicants will be affiliated with institutions with at least one NIA-supported center, and will have demonstrated translational or multidisciplinary interests in aging related to the workshop topic.

The deadline to apply is Monday, April 24.

View the RFA here.