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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.


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.

No. of projects funded

Not yet awarded.


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

Application downloads (for reference only)

Supplementary guidance (PDF 43KB)

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Expression of interest form (DOC 46KB)

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Key dates

  Cycle II Cycle III
Deadline for submssion of Je-S proforma to BBSRC 8 May 2014, 5pm (closed) 5 September 2014, 5pm
Deadline for submission of standard R01 applications to NIA 5 June 2014 5 October 2014
NIA scientific merit review October/November 2014 February/March 2015
NIA Advisory Council round January 2015 May 2015
Earliest project start date April 2015 July 2015

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

+44 1793 413352

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

+44 1793 413352

Sarah Plowman, Strategy and Policy Officer – Bioscience for health

+44 1793 442196