Summer Institute on Aging Research02/14/97
Summer Institute on Aging Research
July 19-25, 1997
The Brookdale Foundation
The National Institute on Aging
National Institutes of Health
Date and LocationJuly 19-25, 1997
The Summer Institute on Aging Research offers new researchers intensive exposure to issues and challenges in research on aging. New researchers are defined as those who have received the M.D., Ph.D., or other doctoral level degree and have no more than three years of postdoctoral or postresidency research experience. The doctoral degree may be in the biological, clinical, behavioral, or social sciences.
The program of the Summer Institute includes lectures, seminars, and small group discussions in research design relative to aging, including issues especially relevant to aging of ethnic and racial minorities. Lectures will cover topics in research on aging, including: the politics of aging; molecular genetics and aging; and health, behavior, and aging. Discussion sessions will focus on methodological approaches and interventions. The program will also include consultations on the development of research interests, and advice on preparing and submitting research grant applications to the National Institute on Aging.
Applications will be accepted from new researchers, including those who may have had limited or no involvement in research on aging. Forty participants will be selected based on:
(1) previous experience and training;
(2) affiliation with a research facility;
(3) letters of recommendation;
(4) a brief statement of objectives for attending the Summer Institute; and
(5) relevance of research proposal abstract.
Expenses for travel will be reimbursed. Lodging and meals will be provided by the sponsors.
Applications and letters of recommendation must be received by March 24, 1997. Applicants will be notified regarding acceptance by May 2, 1997.
Attach the following to the application form:
* Typed statement of 150 words or less describing your objectives in attending the Summer Institute.
* Letters of recommendation from two persons who are familiar with your professional interests and scholastic achievements.
* One-page research proposal abstract, describing research hypothesis or question, relevance of research and proposed methodology.
* Copy of a recent resume' or curriculum vitae.
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Questions and Information
Contact Zita E. Givens, NIA, at the address below or telephone (301) 496-0765 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send all application materials to:
National Institute on Aging
National Institutes of Health
Building 31, Room 5C-35
31 Center Drive MSC 2292
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
2292 Application Form Summer Institute on Aging Research July 19-25, 1997 Name_________________________________Degree______________________ Social Security Number_______________Discipline__________________ Research Interests_______________________________________________ Ethnicity (optional)_____________________________________________ Office Mailing Address___________________________________________ (Institution) (Department) _________________________________________________________________ (Street Address) (City) (State) (Zip Code) Office Telephone________________Home Telephone___________________ Fax Telephone___________________E-mail Address___________________ Home Address_____________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ Would you prefer that we use your home address_____or office_____ Current Position_________________________________________________ Summary of previous research experience and/or specialized training in aging. _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ Attach Statement of Objectives (150 words), Letters of Recommendation (2), Research Proposal (1 page), and Resume' or Curriculum Vitae. Applications are due on March 24. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.