Research Grants, Awards, and Training Programs

Research Training

Advanced Research Institute: is accepting applications until November 17, 2018. ARI is a national program designed to help junior faculty and other early-stage investigators in geriatric mental health transition into independent scientists (i.e., R01-level funding). Supported by an NIMH grant to Dartmouth College (R25 MH068502; PI: M Bruce), the two-year program matches participants with an external mentor, supports an annual retreat, and offers other career development resources. For more information and to apply visit

Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) Program: To encourage medical students - particularly budding researchers - to consider a career in academic geriatrics, this program awards short-term scholarships. AFAR has partnered with the NIA and several foundations to continue and strengthen the original Hartford/AFAR Medical Student Geriatric Scholars Program. Information available at

Summer Research Institute. The Summer Research Institute (SRI) is a career development program for postdoctoral fellows and other early-stage investigators in geriatric mental health. The program's focus is translational, interventions, or services research. Supported by an NIMH grant to Weill Cornell (R25 MH0199 46; PI: M. Bruce), SRI sponsors an annual 5-day research institute that combines educational seminars with one-on-one and group mentoring. Learn more at

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Paul B. Beeson Career Development Awards in Aging Research Program

The overall goal of the NIH Research Career Development program is to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists is available in appropriate scientific disciplines to address the Nation's biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs. NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) support a variety of mentored and non-mentored career development award programs designed to foster the transition of new investigators to research independence and to support established investigators in achieving specific objectives. Candidates should review the different career development (K) award programs to determine the best program to support their goals. More information about Career programs may be found at the NIH Extramural Training Mechanisms website.

The program is named after Dr. Paul B. Beeson who profoundly influenced the career paths of many physicians, including several who now form the core leadership in geriatric medicine. Dr. Beeson was Chairman of Medicine at Emory and Yale Medical Schools, Nuffield Professor at Oxford University and Professor and distinguished VA Physician at the University of Washington. He chaired the first Institute of Medicine study on "Aging and Medical Education" in 1978. His leadership as an editor of the Cecil Textbook of Medicine greatly influenced medical education. From his research and patient care base, he grew increasingly interested in the process of aging, and this interest led to a commitment that included his editorship of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
The aims of the Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging program are:
o To provide support for career development and to advance the leadership skills of medical and surgical specialists conducting clinically relevant basic, translational or clinical, and Patient-Oriented Research (POR) in disciplines relevant to aging and geriatrics.
o To deepen the commitment of research institutions to promote transformative academic research andleadership in aging and geriatric medicine by linking mentors to emerging scientists with a commitment to future leadership in aging research and policy.


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AAGP Research Awards

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