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Funding Opportunities

NEW Brain Aging Funding Opportunities


NEW Brain Aging Pilot Project Awards are intended to develop novel research infrastructure and projects that will advance the science of EWB and brain aging in specific areas requiring interdisciplinary partnerships or collaborations. They will serve two primary purposes. First, we seek to expand the quality, quantity, and translational impact of research into the mechanistic relationships between brain structure and function on one hand and EWB in older adults on the other. Second, we  intend to engage investigators new to the study of brain aging and EWB – both those who are early in their careers and have yet to define a topic area for their programs of study as well as investigators who have established research programs in other areas that they can productively extend to include NEW Brain Aging topics.


[Applications now closed] NEW Brain Aging Pilot Project Award Program 

Applications Now Open: NEW Brain Aging Travel Fellowships

NEW Brain Aging is pleased to offer travel fellowships for early-career investigators to attend scientific meetings and establish relationships with senior scientists involved in our center.

2024 Fellowship Program: Applications Now Open! (Deadline May 10th, 2024)

This award aims to promote scientific relationships between early-career scientists and investigators who are established in their careers and the field. We hope that this fellowship will help awardees become more familiar with the areas of emotional wellbeing (EWB) and brain aging and cross-species driven research methods, generate and refine their own proposals for the study of EWB and aging, and develop a network of colleagues with complementary interests.


Awardees will meet with established career mentors regularly throughout the AAIC 2024 meeting (, including a 1-day preconference workshop to be held on July 27th, 2024. They also will be invited to attend periodic NEW Brain Aging scientific meetings virtually before and after AAIC 2024 for additional mentoring support and networking opportunities.

Contact our Administrative Assistant Sarah Therrien at with any questions.

Collaborating Networks' Funding Opportunities

University of Alabama EMOT-ECON

University of Connecticut M3EWB

Network for Emotional Well-being

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