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Innovations in Healthy Aging: Grand Challenges in Aging Seed Grants - Due March 15

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Innovations in Healthy Aging (IHA), a strategic priority for the University of Arizona Health Sciences, announces the availability of awards up to $100,000 for projects that address Grand Challenges in Healthy Aging. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 15, at 5 p.m.

The current call for proposals is the third of three calls for FY 2021-2022 and will support interdisciplinary teams to address the challenges in and barriers to healthy aging. The seed funded grants are intended to obtain preliminary data that will be used to support applications for extramural funding.

IHA supports the excellence of UArizona’s early-career investigators and mid-career investigators who are interested in realigning their research interests to include aging, and strongly encourages faculty with novel research ideas to apply to this opportunity. In alignment with the source of funding (Strategic Initiative), important required components are that the proposals must be integrated and interdisciplinary, solution-oriented and must advance knowledge aimed at improving health across the lifespan.

Learn more about funding criteria and required proposal elements.

Any questions regarding the Innovations in Healthy Aging Grand Challenges in Healthy Aging Seed Grants should be directed to Annisa Westcott by email at

The proposals will be reviewed by a panel of relevant experts. Funding decisions will be made by April 30, 2022. The funding period will be May 1, 2022 to April 30, 2023.


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Annisa Westcott
University of Arizona Health Sciences