Given the biological complexity and heterogeneity of the aging process, the emerging field of various -omics research can play an important role in providing important insights into the aging process and many age-related diseases. The major goal of this program is to assist in the development of the careers of junior investigators committed to pursuing careers in the field of aging research and ger-omics, –omics research focused on aging and/or age-related disease research in particular.
The Sagol Network GerOmic Award will provide up to $125,000 for a one- to two-year award to junior faculty (MDs and PhDs) to conduct aging-related -omics research. Research areas supported include, but are not limited to:
- Genomics, epigenomics, proteomics, metabolomics, transcriptomics, and methylomics (and other areas of -omics research) that focus on biological versus chronological aging in animals and humans.
- Comparative -omics in animals with different life spans.
- Omics of aging-related interventions and therapeutics.
It is anticipated that one grant of up to $125,000 will be awarded in 2022. Applicants may propose to use the award over the course of one or two years as justified by the proposed research. Up to 8% of funds may be budgeted for overhead or indirect costs (not to exceed $9,259). Funding will begin July 1, 2022.
LOI Deadline: Dec. 15, 2021