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2016-17 Innovative Research and Education Grants


The Center for Healthy Aging solicits proposals for the support of innovative interdisciplinary research and education projects during 2016-17. The Center is an integrated, multi-disciplinary, cross-campus approach that aims to advance and promote positive health and well-being in later life through research, education, and community outreach. It is jointly sponsored by major components of UC San Diego campus including various Schools, Divisions, and Organized Research Units. The purpose of the pilot funding is to foster research and education focused on ideas that are related to study and promotion of healthy aging. Proposals must encompass several disciplines or laboratories and for projects that catalyze new collaborative research and education activities.

UPDATE: As part of this funding mechanism, the UCSD Center for Healthy Aging has developed a funding collaboration with the UC San Diego Center for Functional MRI (CFMRI). For Center for Healthy Aging pilot project proposals that include human neuroimaging, the CFMRI will support one scan hour (in the form of a pilot hour) for every two scan hours supported by the pilot project grant. Other details regarding the assignment and usage of these pilot hours will follow the policies of the CFMRI. This generous collaborative arrangement leverages additional research support for innovative multidisciplinary research pilot projects for Center for Healthy Aging investigators utilizing neuroimaging methodologies.

See our previous Innovative Research & Education Grants Program award recipients here: 2015-2016 - Funded Finalists Abstracts.pdf

Research Grant Application Information and Materials 

Education Grant Application Information and Materials

Application Cover Sheet for Education Grant Proposals.doc

Application Period: CLOSED

Healthy Aging Pilot funds are supported by the following UC San Diego campus components:

School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Division of Arts and Humanities, Division of Biological Sciences, Institute of Engineering in Medicine, The Kavli Institute for Brain & Mind, Stein Institute for Research on Aging, and the Qualcomm Institute.

Contact Us:

Please contact Danielle Glorioso, LCSW at or 858 246 0767 with any questions.