Summer Institute on Aging Research


Summer Institute on Aging Research

July 19-25, 1997

Sponsored by:
The Brookdale Foundation
The National Institute on Aging
National Institutes of Health

Date and Location

July 19-25, 1997
Airlie, VA


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.

Financial Support

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.


Questions and Information

Contact Zita E. Givens, NIA, at the address below or telephone (301) 496-0765 or e-mail

Send all application materials to:

Summer Institute
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


Social Security Number_______________Discipline__________________

Research Interests_______________________________________________

Ethnicity (optional)_____________________________________________

Office Mailing Address___________________________________________

(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.


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