Call for Pilot Projects

Application Submission Deadline: July 5, 2019

The Program on the Global Demography of Aging (PGDA) accepts applications for pilot projects (up to $50,000) focused on the demography and economics of aging.  The goal of the PGDA’s pilot project program is to support Harvard scholars interested in conducting preliminary research on important themes related to global aging and health. We are particularly interested in the following areas:

  1. Impact of health care services on the health and well-being of older persons
  2. Determinants of mental health and cognition (including Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias) for the elderly
  3. Measurement of the global patterns of disease, mortality, and morbidity in aging populations
  4. Socio-economic determinants of population health and aging
  5. Long-term care institutions

Pilot projects should be designed with the aim of producing preliminary results that can be used to solicit funding for subsequent, large-scale studies. PGDA pilot funding is intended to support new researchers in aging (without previous R01 grants or the equivalent), and more experienced researchers who wish to investigate new areas of research.

If your project involves international work or human subjects, please contact David Canning  before submission to discuss the feasibility of completing the project in this time frame.

Researchers who are considering applying are encouraged to discuss their proposed application with David Canning or David Bloom to ensure that the proposal falls within the PGDA’s areas of interest. If your pilot project involves international work or human subjects, please contact David Canning to discuss the feasibility of the project.