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AGE Early Career Scholars Program:
An award to support diversity in AGE

We are looking for enthusiastic trainees studying aging or age-related diseases to apply for the AGE Early Career Scholars Program. AGE recognizes a crucial, compelling need to promote diversity in the aging research workforce. AGE is committed to fostering a diverse workforce in aging research, and to ensure that people from all backgrounds can fully and productively participate in our field.

Why Apply?

  • Five Scholars will be selected to receive a 2-year AGE membership, travel award for the 2022 AGE meeting ($1500), the opportunity to present your research at the AGE 2022 annual meeting (https://www.americanagingassociation.org/annual-meeting), and will be paired with a senior AGE trainee chapter member for ongoing mentorship.
  • Additional 2-year AGE memberships and virtual 2022 meeting registrations will be awarded.

Who Should Apply?

  • Are you an undergrad, postbacc, graduate student or postdoc?
  • Do you identify as an under-represented minority in biomedical sciences (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-031.html)
  • Are you studying aging or age-related diseases?
  • Do you study metabolic diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases?

Those are all age-related diseases!
If you said yes to all of these, you should apply!

How do I Apply?

Application link below, deadline January 25, 2022
You will need:
  1. A CV/Biosketch (any format is fine)
  2. A short (max. 300 words) research abstract - no results necessary. Please indicate how your research does or could relate to Aging/Geroscience.
  3. A short paragraph (max. 500 words) outlining why you would like to be part of AGE and how this award will benefit your career.

For more information: Alice Kane, PhD (AGE-TC Chair), [email protected] 

Early Career Scholar Program Application

 


New Advances for Trainees

- Visit us on YouTube and check out our new content on career development.

- We are developing a peer mentoring program within the TC. This will allow early and senior trainees to buddy up for peer support. Remember, we are all in this together!  

- Would you like to be involved in supporting AGE through the TC chapter? Please join one of our many TC- committees that support the empowerment of AGE trainees!         

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