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Volume 9, Number 9Space holderMarch 4, 2005

Pilot grants available for research on Alzheimer's, biology of aging

Pilot grants are available for researchers studying the basic biology of aging or performing basic and clinical research in Alzheimer's disease. The awards are mainly intended for junior faculty members.

The UW Alzheimer's Disease Research Center has $70,000 available for pilot project awards, which can be up to $35,000 for a one-year project. The research should be designed to obtain the preliminary data needed for a major research grant application.

The application deadline is 4 p.m., March 25. For more information, contact Molly Chinn at 206-277-3281,

The UW's Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging is also funding pilot study awards, with a maximum of $35,000 for a one-year project available. The project should be designed to rapidly pursue a new finding or research opportunity, or to obtain background data for a major research project.

The application deadline is 5 p.m., May 2. For more information, visit or contact Kathy Fawthrop, 206-616-4135,

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