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Aging Research Incentive Grants

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The Institute on Aging is pleased to offer funding opportunities for projects at Boston College that make contributions to the field of aging. The amount of funding requested may range from $2,500 to $25,000 per year for a maximum of three years. Grants will be awarded to full-time faculty with a project that goes beyond the work ordinarily performed and contributes to the field of aging. 

Application Dates:

  • Please submit all application materials by February 16, 2018.
  • Decisions will be announced in May 2018 and funds will be available June 2018.
  • Funds for year 1 of the award will need to be used by May 2019.

Proposals should include:

  • Google Form Application
  • Up to 5-page description of project, including specific aims, background and significance, study design, potential for future independent funding, and anticipated impact on Aging research at Boston College. Please write in a style readily understood by researchers from other disciplines.
  • List of publications and extramural support for all investigators listed on proposal.
  • A 5-8 page biosketch for all investigators listed on the proposal.
  • Proposed budget.

A PDF file of the proposal along with a letter of support from Dean or Department Chair should be submitted online via this online application.


About Aging Research Incentive Grants (ARIG)

ARIG proposals will be awarded on a competitive basis, intended primarily for full-time faculty members who wish to conduct research in the field of aging beginning with the summer recess and continuing through the subsequent academic year. The ARIG program is designed to support research carried out directly by the faculty applicant and normally will not be awarded to the same faculty member more than once in three years. Preference will be given to proposals from junior faculty who envision the ARIG as instrumental for extramural funding opportunities. 

Applicants are expected to have attempted to obtain extramural support to the best extent possible; this effort will be taken into account by the review committee. Purposes for which grant funds may be used include, but are not limited to, salary, equipment, travel, supplies, and computer time that directly contribute to the success of the proposal.  

Project proposals will be reviewed and selected by the IOA director and the advisory board. Proposals with a focus on interdisciplinary research and involving students are especially encouraged.

IMPORTANT: At the conclusion of each fiscal year, a brief summary of the project outcomes must be submitted to the Center for Centers no later than June 30. Funding for the next fiscal year award is contingent upon receipt of the progress report and submission of extramural grant application by PI. A final cumulative report is due at the end of the entire funding period.