NIA Butler-Williams Scholars Program

The NIA Butler-Williams Scholars Program (formerly Summer Institute on Aging Research) is accepting applications for an intensive introduction to aging research. This workshop for investigators new to aging research is focused on the breadth of research supported by the National Institute on Aging, including basic biology, neuroscience, behavioral and social research, geriatrics and clinical gerontology. As an offering through the Office of Special Populations, the content will include a focus on health disparities, research methodologies, and funding opportunities. The Butler-Williams Scholars Program (B-W Scholars) is one of the premier short-term training opportunities for new investigators. New researchers are defined as those who have recently received the M.D., Ph.D. or other doctoral level degree. The B-W Scholars Program affords participants with unparalleled access to NIA and NIH staff in an informal setting.

The B-W Scholars Program is sponsored by NIA with support from the National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence.

The 2014 B-W Scholars Program will be held August 4-8, 2014 in Bethesda, Maryland. Support in most cases is available for travel and living expenses.

Applications are due March 28, 2014.

Researchers with an interest in health disparities research are encouraged to apply. Applicants from diverse backgrounds, including individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities and women are always encouraged to apply for NIH support. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents.

Please view more information on the NIA web site: www.nia.nih.gov/about/events/2013/butler-williams-scholars-program-2014

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Andrea Griffin-Mann

Office of Special Populations

National Institute on Aging

National Institutes of Health

griffinmanna@mail.nih.gov