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Research into Ageing Awards

Research into Ageing is a registered charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for the old by funding research into the causes and incidence of morbidity in old age. Applications for funds are invited for:

Research Grants for personal support of applicant, research assistant, equipment or running costs for a project of between one and three (exceptionally five) years.

Prize Studentships. Up to six Prize Studentships are offered each year which include a generous stipend (£12,500 for 1998-99), university fees at the 'home student' rate (to a ceiling of £3,000 a year), and expenses to cover the cost of essential equipment, consumables, and conferences up to a total of £3,000 a year.

Studentship applications must be made initially by the intending supervisor of a project to be undertaken by a Ph.D. student (or equivalent). Supervisors will also be responsible for recommending a graduate with a first class honours degree or an upper second to carry out the work.

Initial submissions should take the form of a synopsis of about one A4 sheet in length and include the name of the applicant, title of the project, and the location of the research; the background, objectives, and method of the project; the expected duration and the likely level of financial support needed. For project synopses accepted for further consideration, full and formal applications will be required and forms for this purpose will be sent and deadline given.

A copy of Research into Ageing's current Research Programme is available on request from the Administrator, Research into Ageing, Baird House, 15/17 St Cross Street, London, EC1N 8UN, enclosing a large (A4 size) 34p stamped addressed envelope.

The next closing date for receipt of completed research grant applications is mid January 1998. For 1999 Prize Studentships the closing date is the end of September 1998.

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Reporter Special No 7: Awards, Funds, Studentships, and Prizes - 12th November 1997
Copyright © 1997 The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge.