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Funding available for study and research on healthy aging

The Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research (NLCAHR) is calling for applications from researchers and graduate students interested in exploring issues related to healthy aging.

This year a total of $200,000 will be made available for fellowships and student awards, faculty awards and research grants. The funding program, established in 2008, was developed out of the recommendations contained in the Provincial Healthy Aging Policy Framework.

Some successful grant applicants will also be eligible for a special prize from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research's Institute of Aging. The Newfoundland and Labrador Gold Prize for Research on Aging is worth up to $3,500 and recognizes the top applications received in the Doctoral Research Grant and Post-Doctoral Fellowship categories.

"This funding is an excellent way to increase our capacity to do research on aging," said Dr. Stephen Bornstein, director, NLCAHR. "Researchers funded under the program can concentrate their attention on issues that have a direct impact on the health of our aging population in Newfoundland and Labrador."

The deadline for applications is Dec. 2, 2011. Visit the website at www.nlcahr.mun.ca/funding/aging/.

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