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National Institute on Aging: co-funding scheme

UK-US collaborative funding in the biology of ageing

Call status: Closed
Previous call: 24 September 2012 – 5 February 2013


  • National Institute of Aging (NIA) - an institute of NIH

Funding total

Up to £2M is available.


To encourage high quality, innovative collaborative research to advance the understanding in the biology ageing.

Key aims

  • 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

Related calls: ageing collaboration innovation nutrition