Healthy Longevity Global Competition

Funding Agency:
National Academies

By 2030, for the first time in recorded history, the old will begin to outnumber the young. This demographic shift poses significant social, economic, and health challenges, but also presents an unprecedented opportunity for accelerating research, innovation, and entrepreneurism in the field of healthy longevity – thereby building more vibrant societies and economies worldwide.

Healthy longevity means maintaining physical, mental, and social health and well-being as we live longer. By extending the healthspan, people can stay active in their families and communities, remain in the workforce and contribute to the economy, and enjoy fulfilling and productive lives well into their later years.

The Healthy Longevity Global Competition will kickstart innovation to support healthy longevity through a series of monetary awards and prizes. In the tradition of international races to fly across the Atlantic or walk on the moon, the competition will rally the world’s greatest minds to achieve what may at first seem an impossible goal.

In the first phase of the competition, up to 500 awards worth $50,000 USD each will be issued globally as seed funding to advance innovative ideas.

The first cycle of the Catalyst Phase of the Healthy Longevity Global Competition opens in January 2020. Proposals will be accepted for approximately 6 weeks. For many competitions, detailed instructions, including the materials needed to apply, are available now. Innovators may begin preparing their proposals immediately to submit as soon as the application period begins.

More information

Deadline: Feb. 24, 2020 


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Funding Type





Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

February 24, 2020