International Funding For Research on Aging, Extending Human Health

Global competition across 40+ countries supports research on quality of life

Psychological scientists across the world studying aging and later-in-life health have an exciting new opportunity for funding for their research: the Healthy Longevity Global Grand Challenge, organized by the US National Academy of Medicine. This multiyear, multimillion-dollar competition will fund a diverse portfolio of projects that aim to extend human health and function later in life.

The competition is coordinated across multiple organizations and over 40 countries to offer different funding opportunities in support of extending health and function during the lifespan. Psychological scientists who are interested in the topic should view the Healthy Longevity Global Grand Challenge website to explore the different funding opportunities that stem from the challenge.

As an example, one specific funding opportunity stemming from the Healthy Longevity Global Grand Challenge is offered by the US National Institute on Aging (NIA). This opportunity—titled “Innovations to Foster Healthy Longevity in Low-Income Settings”—aims to support research on elderly or disabled elderly living in low- or middle-income countries, or elderly living a quality of life that is low-income, in a high-income country. Projects should address the needs of the elderly directly or indirectly, for example, examining supporting family or informal caregivers. NIA encourages projects whose results can have an impact on a large scale are encouraged. A broad array of innovations, so long as they can improve health longevity, will be considered. For the NIA funding opportunity, letters of intent are due January 3, 2020, and applications are due February 3, 2020.

Joining NIA in offering a funding opportunities related to the challenge are many other international collaborators, including UK Research and Innovation, the European Institute for Innovation and Technology Health, and the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences.

Click here to learn more about the different funding opportunities supported by the Healthy Longevity Global Grand Challenge.

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