OSP FO# 12-020

AGENCY: The Ellison Medical Foundation

PROGRAM: Senior Scholar Awards in Aging

OBJECTIVES: The Ellison Medical Foundation Senior Scholar in Aging program is designed to support established investigators working at institutions in the U.S. to conduct research in the basic biological sciences relevant to understanding lifespan development processes and age-related diseases and disabilities. The award is intended to provide significant support to allow the development of novel, innovative research programs by investigators who are not currently conducting aging research or who wish to develop new research programs in aging. The Foundation particularly aims to stimulate new research that has rigorous scientific foundations but is not funded adequately, either because of its perceived novelty, its high risk, or because it is from an area where traditional research interests absorb most funding.

Specific 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

Please see the link to the program announcement below for further details.

ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS: Current or past Senior Scholar Awardees are not eligible to apply.

Letter of Intent (required): March 8, 2012
Full proposal (by invitation): July 2012

FUNDING INFORMATION: The Foundation expects to make up to 25 awards. Each award will be made for up to $150,000 in direct costs per year direct cost, with full indirect costs, for up to four years.

Richard Sprott, Ph.D.
Executive Director
The Ellison Medical Foundation
4710 Bethesda Avenue
Suite 204
Bethesda, MD 20814-5226
Telephone: (301) 657-1830
Fax: (301) 657-1828
Email: rsprott@ellisonfoundation.org
Web: http://www.ellisonfoundation.org/how-to-apply-senior-scholar

REMARKS: Letters of Intent must be submitted online at: http://www.cybergrants.com/emf/senior_scholar_loi.

Complete program guidelines and application material may be obtained from the web site listed above or from the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). Please distribute this notice to any faculty or staff who might be interested in this information. For more information, please contact the OSP at X3-4365 or ospinfo@bu.edu, or visit the OSP web site at http://www.bu.edu/osp.