Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

*New* Request for Proposals: NIH Pilot Grants for Animal Models for the Social Dimensions of Health and Aging

Posted: 10/11/2020 (Funding)

The “Animal Models for the Social Dimensions of Health and Aging Research Network” (, an NIH-supported High Priority Research Network) is pleased to announce the 2020 call for Pilots and Feasibility Projects! These projects support research on animal models or comparative studies relevant for understanding the social determinants of health and aging. They are appropriate for the generation of key preliminary data important for demonstrating the potential of new research in this area, especially directions with strong potential for future independent funding.

We anticipate supporting 2 – 4 projects with start dates in 2021 and a maximum budget of $25,000 (total costs). Project proposals should be submitted through the network website (, no later than November 15, 2020. Applicants from US-based institutions are eligible to apply, and we strongly encourage applications from junior scientists and underrepresented minorities in biomedical, behavioral, and social sciences research.

We were excited to be able to support four outstanding McEwen Fellows and three travel fellowship recipients earlier this year, and look forward to this opportunity to provide larger pilot grant funding to our growing research community. For more information, register for periodic updates at our website or follow us on Twitter @animalsocaging.

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Deadline: 11/15/2020