NIA Research Centers Coordinating Network (U24)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The purpose of this FOA is to support an initial series of activities over a 3-year period to build the foundation for enhanced collaborations across NIA's 6 centers programs. These collaborations are intended to leverage NIA's substantial investments by fostering the development of novel interdisciplinary efforts in aging research. This opportunity will provide resources to build additional infrastructure and establish specific collaborative activities that could include, but are not limited to, information and data exchange, meetings and conferences, pilot studies, research opportunities for beginning investigators, visiting scholar programs, dissemination, and other collaborative efforts. The successful awardee will involve all 6 centers programs.


  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): May 8, 2017
  • Application Due Date(s): June 8, 2017

RFA-AG-18-001 Expiration Date June 9, 2017


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Areas of Interest

This FOA supports new cross-center collaborative efforts. These efforts may embody a variety of themes, such as pre-clinical-to-clinical translation, clinical-to-community translation, enhancement of diversity in subject recruitment and research workforce, and cellular and molecular biology of aging, to name a few. These themes could encompass many different interdisciplinary efforts. Examples include:

  • Clinical translation of pre-clinical interventions targeting basic aging mechanisms
  • Biology of aging and/or extraneuronal factors as pathogenetic mechanisms for Alzheimer's disease
  • Development of a standard minimal phenotypic measurement set to be used across studies of aging
  • Development of clinical interventions for aging conditions based on behavioral economics approaches
  • Incorporation of measures of subjective well-being or resilience into biomedically-focused studies



Amount Description

Direct costs are limited to $750,000 in year 1 and $550,000 per year in years 2 and 3.

The maximum project period is 3 years.

Funding Type





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

External Deadline

June 8, 2017