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Call for Applications: Longer Life Foundation Pilot Program


The Longer Life Foundation announces the 2024 Call for applications for Washington University faculty for Pilot and Feasibility Projects addressing topics related to the Foundation’s mission. The Foundation is looking to fund research studying determinants of long-term outcomes for common human risk factors or conditions.  The Foundation has a history of funding both early and late stage research. These grants offer a great opportunity to receive pilot funding, with a relatively short application, quick turn-around, and broad range of fundable topics.   

A Letter of Intent is required in order to submit a full application.     

Important dates:  

· Letters of Intent are due by 11:59 pm, CST, February 16, 2024. 

· Decisions regarding approval to submit a formal application will be provided by April 26, 2024. 

· Applications are due by 11:59 pm, CST, May 24, 2024. 

· Notification of grants will be made by September 6, 2024.  

· Funding begins October 1, 2024. 


Investigators must have a Ph.D., M.D., or similar degree in their field, and have an affiliation with Washington University in Saint Louis. Post-doctoral fellows are not eligible. 

Letters of Intent (LOIs) are due Friday, February 16, 2024, by 11:59 pm (CST) and should include: 

  • A one- to two-page description of the research, including project title, aims, method of approach, relevance to the mission of the Longer Life Foundation, and Scope of Work. 
  • An NIH-format biographical sketch. 
  • The Letter of Intent and biographical sketch should be submitted as a SINGLE electronic file. 

Please submit Letters of Intent to:
Daniel D. Zimmerman, M.D. at, Bradley Evanoff, M.D. at, and cc: Karen Muehlhauser at