American Federation for Aging Research: Healthy Longevity Global Grand Challenge

As part of the Healthy Longevity Global Competition, the U.S. National Academy of Medicine (“NAM”), with support from Johnson & Johnson Innovation, will issue up to 24 Catalyst Awards per year between 2020 and 2022. Each Catalyst Award includes a $50,000 cash prize as well as travel costs to attend an annual Innovator Summit, beginning in summer 2021. The American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) will collaborate with the NAM on the application and scientific review process.

Catalyst Awards will reward bold, new, potentially transformative ideas to improve the physical, mental, or social well-being of people as they age, in a measurable and equitable way. In particular, we seek ideas that aim to extend the human health-span through innovative approaches. Applications may originate from any field or combination of fields (e.g., biology, chemistry, medicine, engineering, infrastructure, behavioral and social sciences, technology, and policy).

Deadline: February 24, 2020

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For more information and proposal support, please contact Shannyn Smith (Shannyn.Smith@uga.edu)