2012 Julie Martin Mid-Career Award in Aging Research Applications Due at AFAR – December 15, 2011

2012 Julie Martin Mid-Career Award

The American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) announces that applications are now open for the 2012 Julie Martin Mid-Career Award in Aging Research, co-developed by The Ellison Medical Foundation and AFAR, in honor of Julie Martin (1929-2005), wife of Dr. George M. Martin, Scientific Director of AFAR and Chairman of the EMF Scientific Advisory Board. Dedicated to Julie’s enthusiasm for aging research, art, and life, this EMF-sponsored award seeks to encourage outstanding mid-career scientists who have not been engaged in aging research but whose research is relevant and could lead to novel approaches to aging. Also eligible are aging researchers whose research is high risk, and thus not attractive to NIH or other traditional sources, but has the potential for high payoff in advancing our understanding of basic aging. Two four-year awards of $550,000 will be awarded. Applications are due at AFAR by December 15, 2011. For further information on eligibility, guidelines, and an application, see: http://www.afar.org/research/funding/midcareer.