Announcements from FABBS

Please find below new announcements from FABBS with general news, summits and scholar programs.

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  • A statement on administration’ budget blueprint.
  • NIA is inviting comments and suggestions to consider in the planning of the Fiscal Year 2019 NIH Alzheimer’s Disease Bypass Budget (ADBB), via a Request for Information (RFI). NIA seeks suggestions from external stakeholders specifically regarding 1) additional research areas of emphasis and 2) emerging research needs and/or opportunities. NIA will consider responses to the RFI in conjunction with past research recommendations and milestones, as well as current input from other NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices.  Information will be gathered to identify research priorities for the FY 2019 ADBB. The comment deadline is March 27, 2017. You can view the RFI here: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-AG-17-005.html.
  • The NIA Butler-Williams Scholars Program (formerly Summer Institute on Aging Research) is accepting applications for its intensive introduction to aging research. As you may be aware, this program for investigators that are new to aging research is focused on the breadth of research supported by the NIA, including basic biology, neuroscience, behavioral and social research, geriatrics and clinical gerontology. The 2017 B-W Scholars Program will be held July 31-August 4, 2017 in Bethesda, Maryland. Support in most cases is available for travel and living expenses. Applications are due March 24, 2017. For more information, please view application information on the NIA web site: https://www.nia.nih.gov/about/events/2016/butler-williams-scholars-program-2017.
  • NIA is seeking comments and suggestions on ways to enhance the timely sharing of high-quality data generated by NIA-funded studies.  Through this RFI, NIA seeks input from the extramural research community regarding the primary characteristics of successful data-sharing resources and strategies (currently in use) and the barriers to broad sharing of data. Responses will be accepted until April 15, 2017. You can view the RFI here: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-AG-17-001.html, and you can read more about data infrastructure in aging research in a recent blog by Dr. John Haaga, Director of NIA’s Division of Behavioral and Social Research, viewable here: https://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2017/02/data-infrastructure-aging-research.

Upcoming Events:

  • The Cognitive Aging Summit III, made possible by the McKnight Brain Research Foundation, will be convened on April 6-7, 2017 in Bethesda, MD. This Summit will bring together experts in a variety of research fields to discuss the most cutting-edge advances in our understanding of age-related brain and cognitive changes, with a focus on resilience and reserve. This summit will build upon findings from previous Cognitive Aging Summits (2007, 2010). Click here for more information and to register: http://www.cvent.com/events/2017-cognitive-aging-summit/event-summary-481e85db59454dbbacb243547a30f438.aspx.