• National Institutes of Health
    Comprehensive Ophthalmology

    The National Institute of Health's National Institute on Aging is now accepting applications for grants to support research on aging and geriatrics.

    Applications are due Oct. 28, 2014. The program carries an R03 budget limit of $75,000 a year in direct costs.

    Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Specialists' Transition to Aging Research (GEMSTAR) are intended for early-stage physician-scientists, trained in medical or surgical specialties, to launch careers as future leaders in research on aging or in geriatrics. Ophthalmology is one of the surgical specialties identified as a needed area for the combined geriatrics and subspecialty initiative. The grants are intended for research that will yield pilot data for subsequent aging- or geriatrics-focused research projects. 

    As in previous years, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) will provide supplemental grants for GEMSTAR recipients through its Dennis W. Jahnigen Career Development Awards Program. Applicants can contact Marianna Drootin at mdrootin@americangeriatrics.org or Andy Lee, chair of the Section for Enhancing Geriatric Understanding and Expertise, at aglee@houstonmethodist.org  with questions about the timeline or the Jahnigen portion of the grant.

    The GEMSSTAR application and more information from NIH can be found online. Learn more about GEMSSTAR on its website