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National Institute on Aging: co-funding scheme

UK-US collaborative funding in the biology of ageing


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

Funding total

Up to £2M is available.

No. of projects funded

Not yet awarded.


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.

Reference only

Key dates

Cycle II Cycle III
Deadline for submssion of Je-S proforma to BBSRC 22 May 2013, 5pm 5 September 2013, 5pm
Deadline for submission of standard R01 applications to NIA 5 June 2013 12 November 2013
NIA scientific merit review October/November 2013 February/March 2014
NIA Advisory Council round January 2014 May 2014
Earliest project start date April 2014 July 2014


For specific UK issues or BBSRC scientific remit queries contact

Louisa Jenkin, Strategy and Policy Manager – Ageing: Lifelong Health wellbeing
+44 (0)1793 413352

Sarah Plowman, Strategy and Policy Officer - Bioscience for Health Sector
+44 (0)1793 442196

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

++1 301 496-6402