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Postdoctoral Training in Research on Aging in Canada (F32)
National Institutes of Health
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
National Institute on Aging
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcements.

Executive Summary 

  • The central goals of this program are to offer postdoctoral training in research on aging at designated Canadian research institutions and to encourage collaboration between the United States and Canada in identifying and developing postdoctoral-level investigators for careers in research on aging and health.
  • The type of mechanism being used is the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows (F32).
  • Eligible Canadian research institutions can be found at:
  • It is expected that up to four (4) awards will be issued per year, for a maximum total of twelve (12) over the three-year period of the program announcement.
  • Postdoctoral investigators, with a demonstrable commitment to research on aging and health, who are American citizens or legal resident aliens and who are eligible for travel to and residency in Canada may apply.
  • The PHS 416-1 application instructions are available at in an interactive format.   For further assistance contact GrantsInfo, Telephone 301-435-0714, E-mail:
  • Telecommunications for the hearing impaired is available at: TTY 301-451-0088

The Role of Nuclear Receptors in Tissue and Organismal Aging (R01)
National Institute on Aging
National Cancer Institute
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.

Executive Summary

  • The goals of this funding opportunity announcement is to stimulate research into underlying biologic mechanisms involving nuclear receptors, their co-regulators and intracellular signaling systems in the process of aging and the connections of the aging process with pathophysiology in middle- and old-age.
  • The total amount to be awarded depends on the number of applications received which fall within the funding line of the National Institute on Aging, the National Institute on Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the National Cancer Institute, and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
  • Because the nature and scope of the proposed research will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary. The total amount awarded and the number of awards will depend upon the number, quality, duration, and costs of the applications received.
  • The R01 grant mechanism will be utilized for this announcement.
  • This funding opportunity will utilize the R01 mechanism, but will be run in parallel with a program announcement of identical scientific scope, PAS-06-466 (to be published on July 10, 2006), that will utilize the exploratory/developmental (R21) grant mechanism.
  • Eligible organizations include: for-profit organizations, non-profit organizations, public or private institutions, such as universities, colleges, hospitals, and laboratories, units of State government, units of local government, eligible agencies of the Federal government, foreign institutions, domestic institutions
  • Eligible principal investigators include any individual with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research is invited to work with their institution to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.
  • Applicants may submit more than one application, provided they are scientifically distinct.
  • See Section IV.1 for application materials.
  • Telecommunications for the hearing impaired is available at: TTY 301-451-0088

Call for papers

The Social Security Administration is co-sponsoring the Society of Actuaries' call for papers on retirement spending and changing needs during the retirement period. As a cooperating organization, the MRRC is pleased to circulate the call for papers among the research community.

Visit the following website for more information:

University of Michigan Retirement
Research Center (MRRC)
(734) 615-4587
(734) 615-2180 [fax]








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