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Accessing Aging Assets

Following are some of the funding sources for research on aging, including basic biomedical research, clinical research, and training: American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) AFAR Research Grants: awards of up to $40,000 for one year to junior faculty for preliminary research projects. Merck/AFAR Fellowships in Geriatric Clinical Pharmacology: awards of $100,000 over two years, cosponsored by Merck & Co. Inc., Rahway, N.J.,

Karen Kreeger

Following are some of the funding sources for research on aging, including basic biomedical research, clinical research, and training:

  • American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR)

  • AFAR Research Grants: awards of up to $40,000 for one year to junior faculty for preliminary research projects.

  • Merck/AFAR Fellowships in Geriatric Clinical Pharmacology: awards of $100,000 over two years, cosponsored by Merck & Co. Inc., Rahway, N.J., to train physicians.

  • Glenn Foundation/AFAR Scholarships in the Biology of Aging: awards of more than $5,000 for predoctoral students--both M.D. and Ph.D.--cosponsored by the Glenn Foundation, Santa Barbara, Calif., to conduct three-month biomedical research projects.

For more information on these grants and the Beeson Scholars in Aging Program, contact Odette van der Willik, grants manager, AFAR, 1414 Ave. of the Americas, 18th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10019; (212) 752-2327. Fax: (212) 832-2298. Brookdale Foundation Group (BFG)

Grants of various amounts in the fields of gerontology and geriatrics....

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