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National Institute on Aging: co-funding scheme

UK-US collaborative funding in the biology of ageing

This scheme is administered by the NIA.

Call status: Closed
Previous call: 11 April 2014 – 5 September 2014


National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Funding total

We will support the UK component of joint UK-US projects submitted to the NIA grant funding system. Currently, up to £2M is available for this scheme.


To encourage UK-US collaborative research to advance the understanding in the biology ageing.

Key aims

The scope of this call is in the following specific topic areas only:

  • Age-related effects of diet on bacteria and gut health – Discovering how interactions between nutrition, the gut microbiota and host tissues influence health in later life
  • Ageing bladder and bowel – The underpinning biology and physiology of the ageing bladder and bowel, and the maintenance of homeostasis and function throughout the lifecourse
  • Age-related changes in circadian rhythms and sleep – How the ageing process affects circadian/biological rhythms and sleep, and implications for health and wellbeing in later life
  • Understanding the mechanisms by which physical activity and sedentary behaviour effect the ageing process across the lifecourse and impact on health in later life

External contact

Scientific queries:
Dr. David Finkelstein, Program Director, Division of Aging Biology National Institute on Aging

+1 301 496-6402


For specific UK issues or BBSRC scientific remit queries

01793 413352

Louisa Jenkin, Strategy and Policy Manager – Ageing: Lifelong health wellbeing

01793 413352

Sarah Plowman, Strategy and Policy Officer – Bioscience for health

01793 442196

Related calls: ageing collaboration international