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Call for Applications: Longer Life Foundation Developmental Research Awards 2023

Background:

A collaboration of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RGA), the Longer Life Foundation has as its mission:
To fund and support the study of factors that either predict the mortality and
morbidity of select populations or influence improvements in longevity, health, and
wellness.

Awards:

The project period will be October 1, 2023 to September 30, 2024. The amount of funding for
each grant will be up to $50,000 (direct costs). A second year of funding may be requested by
submitting a competing renewal application in the 2024 grant cycle in which progress should be reported and justification provided for a second year of funding.

Who is eligible:

  • Young investigators with at least two years of research experience who are interested in longevity-related research and have yet to obtain independent funding
  • Established investigators who are developing a new direction in research on determinants of health and longevity
  • Investigators must have an M.D., Ph.D., or similar degree in their field, and have an affiliation with Washington University in St. Louis. Post-doctoral fellows are not eligible.

Important dates:

  • Letters of Intent are due by midnight Central Standard Time, February 17, 2023
  • Decisions regarding approval to submit a formal application will be provided by April 21, 2023
  • Applications are due by midnight, Central Daylight Time, May 26, 2023
  • Notification of grants will be made by September 6, 2023
  • Funding begins October 1, 2023