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Healthy Aging Initative Grants

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The Healthy Aging Initiative (HAI) supports innovative interdisciplinary research and education projects. The HAI is an integrated, multi-disciplinary cross-campus initiative 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. It is administered by UC San Diego Center for Healthy Aging. The HAI will provide seed funding for Research Grants and Education Grants.

Research Grants

The purpose of the HAI Seed Grant Program is to foster research focused on ideas that are related to study and promotion of healthy aging. A goal of this program is to stimulate testing of hypotheses for which no standard funding stream is available. A further goal is to assist in generation of preliminary data that will enable larger funding from other sources. Preference will be given to proposals encompassing several disciplines or laboratories and for projects that catalyze new collaborative research. Extensions of ongoing research programs are not likely to be favorably considered.

Education Grants

The purpose of the HAI Interdisciplinary Education Grant Program is to support creative educational activities aimed at increasing the knowledge and competency of undergraduate students at UC San Diego in understanding and promoting healthy aging. Proposals should encompass several disciplines, such as Schools, Departments or Divisions. Mentored experiences in the community or experiences that bring the community into the UC San Diego campus are expected to be primary and the cornerstone of proposed educational activities. All programs must also provide formal didactic experiences that enhance this field training.  Preference will be given to sustainable education programs:

  • that involve students starting in their freshman year and who are from more than one school or unit, and
  • that include repeated direct and meaningful interactions with the aging community that is mutually beneficial to students and the community.


Application Information and Materials: Please check back in the summer 2016


This program has been made possible through the generosity of the following contributors:

Institute for Engineering and Medicine

Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind  

Qualcomm Institute 

School of Medicine 

Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 

Biological Sciences 

Stein Institute