Training Awards

EMF/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellows in Aging Research

American Federation for Aging Research
The Ellison Medical Foundation has renewed its commitment for the EMF/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellows in Aging Research program by pledging $2,853,900 for three additional years of program support. This program was established to encourage and further the careers of postdoctoral fellows with outstanding promise who are investigating the fundamental mechanisms of aging and its link to age-related diseases and disabilities. The program will provide support for up to fifteen one-year fellowships in each year from 2011 to 2013. For further information, see http://www.afar.org/ellisonpostdoc.html.

2010 Age Boom Academy

International Longevity Center
The Ellison Medical Foundation has awarded $10,000 for partial support of the 2010 "Age Boom Academy" held June 7-11, 2010 at the International Longevity Center - USA in New York, NY. For further information, see: http://www.ilcusa.org/pages/projects/age-boom.php.

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Aging

Life Sciences Research Foundation
The Ellison Medical Foundation has pledged $171,000 over a three-year period to fund a post-doctoral fellowship through the Life Sciences Research Foundation. The fellowship has been awarded to Kimberley Tu, Ph.D. of the University of Utah. Dr. Tu will be conducting research in the laboratory of Dr. Alejandro Sanchez-Alvarado to study flatworms (Planaria) as a model for stem cell aging.

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Aging

Life Sciences Research Foundation

The Ellison Medical Foundation has pledged $171,000 over a three-year period to fund a post-doctoral fellowship through the Life Sciences Research Foundation. The fellowship has been awarded to Hung-Chun Chang, Ph.D. of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Chang will be conducting research in the laboratory of Dr. Leonard Guarente to investigate the effect of SIRT1 on the modulation of autophagy.

EMF/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellows in Aging Research Program

American Federation for Aging Research
The Ellison Medical Foundation pledged $2,853,900 over the next 3yrs to support the new EMF/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellows in Aging Research Program. This program was established to encourage and further the careers of postdoctoral fellows with outstanding promise in the basic biological and biomedical sciences relevant to understanding aging processes and age-related diseases and disabilities. The program may provide support for up to 15 one-year grants over the next 3 years for postadoctoral fellows at any level of postdoctoral training. For further information, see www.afar.org/grants.html.

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Aging

Life Sciences Research Foundation
The Ellison Medical Foundation has pledged up to $153,000 over a three year period to to fund a post-doctoral fellowship through the Life Sciences Research Foundation. The fellowship has been awarded to Meng Wang, Ph.D. of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Wang will be conducting research on understanding the interrelationship among fat metabolism, reproduction and aging in Caenorhabditis elegans.

Mammalian Models in Biogerontology Course

Pennsylvania State University
The Ellison Medical Foundation awarded $9,180 in partial support of An International Program in Aging Research: Mammalian Models in Biogerontology Course held June 11-22, 2007 in Jonkoping, Sweden. The course provided an intensive credit-earning opportunity for graduate and post-doctoral students in biobehavioral health and related disciplines to explore insights into the complex mechanisms of aging provided by the study of mammalian models. The course, directed by Drs. Roger McCarter, Gerald McClearn, and Stig Berg, was offered by Penn StateĆ­s College of Health and Human Development and sponsored by the International Biogerontology Resources Institute.

EMF/AFAR Senior Postdoctoral Research Program

American Federation for Aging Research
The Ellison Medical Foundation has pledged up to $1,113,000 over a period of 4-years to continue its support of The Ellison Medical Foundation/AFAR Senior Postdoctoral Research Program in order to support and further the research careers of postdoctoral fellows in the fundamental mechanisms of aging. The 2-year award of up to $100,000 is intended to provide significant support to permit M.D. and/or Ph.D. postdoctoral fellows to become established in the field of aging. Eligibility requires that these fellows will have at least three and not more than five years of prior postdoctoral training at the time of the award. For further information, see www.afar.org/grants.html.

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Aging

Life Sciences Research Foundation
The Ellison Medical Foundation has pledged up to $153,000 over a three year period to to fund a post-doctoral fellowship through the Life Sciences Research Foundation. The fellowship has been awarded to Seung-Jae Lee, Ph.D. of the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Lee will be conducting research on the systemic endocrine regulation of aging and dauer formation in Caenorhabditis elegans.

Ellison Medical Foundation/AFAR Senior Post-doctoral Research Program

American Federation for Aging Research
The Ellison Medical Foundation, in partnership with the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), created the Ellison/AFAR Senior Postdoctoral Fellows Research Program to encourage and further the careers of senior postdoctoral fellows with outstanding promise in the basic biological sciences relevant to understanding aging processes and age-related diseases and disabilities. The 2-year award is intended to provide significant support to permit M.D. and/or Ph.D. postdoctoral fellows to become established in the field of aging. Eligibility requires that these fellows will have at least three and not more than five years of prior postdoctoral training at the time of the award. Information on application requirements and applications may be obtained from AFAR, 70 West 40th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10018 or from the AFAR website: http://www.afar.org/grants.html.

About Training Awards

The Foundation supports a limited number of institutional training programs, through universities, professional societies, government institutions, or other non-profit organizations by invitation only. These programs are intended to reach younger scientists, still in graduate or post-doctoral training, to nurture their interest in developing careers in research areas of programmatic interest to the Foundation.