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Funding for Training Methods to Enhance Cognition in Aging

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of the 27 institutes and centers within the National Institutes of Health (NIH), invites clinical trial applications for developing or improving novel training methods to enhance cognition in aging.

This call for applications seeks awards that will “develop and finalize protocols for well-powered cognitive training intervention trials to remediate or prevent age-related cognitive decline as well as possibly prevent or delay the onset of mild cognitive impairment and dementia.”

Besides developing new trial designs, eligible applications can include pilot data collection projects and/or improve upon existing cognitive training protocols that follow the NIH Stage Model, which defines the parameters and scope of activities involved in behavioral intervention development.

NIA will support this research via a Cooperative Agreement, which is a type of award in which NIH staff are partners in the conduct and administration of the scientific research.

For researchers interested in applying for this funding opportunity, Letters of Intent are due March 30, 2018. While not required and not entered into the review of a subsequent application, Letters of Intent allows staff to best organize the review process and workload. Full applications are due April 30, 2018. Click here to read the full RFA.

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