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2021 SMN & NEWB Request for Proposals: Utilization of Large Scale Cohort Studies to Examine Health and Aging Trajectories

Application Form

Please include a single PDF with PI last name as the filename that includes:

1) Project title and narrative description (up to 5 pages, single-spaced, excluding references). This narrative should include specific aims (including hypotheses), background and significance, statistical approach, and a description of the research team.

2) Itemized budget and justification (1 page). The expected budgets are $5-7k. Larger budgets will be considered for projects utilizing more than one dataset or with the goal of writing up two or more studies for publication.

3) CV/Biosketch for all key study personnel.


Eligibility: Research scholar with an accredited University affiliation. We encourage early-stage investigators and under-represented minority scholars to apply. Postdocs and graduate students should send a letter of support from a faculty advisor. PIs on selected projects should be prepared to present initial analyses via videoconference in September 2022 to Network leadership, with projects completed by February 2023.

Contact: Grant-specific questions can be directed to Dr. Emiliana Simon-Thomas at Scientific questions can be directed to Dr. Aric Prather ( and/or Dr. Alexandra Crosswell (


Date due: Accepting applications until November 5, 2021.

Award announcements: January 7, 2022.

Download a PDF of the application details here. 

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