The Network for Aging Research has released a call for research proposals related to COVID-19 & older adults. Priority will be given to applications aimed at practical impacts or benefits for older adults and their caregivers. NAR will invest up to $50,000 for this competition, funding projects to a maximum of $10,000 each, or up to $20,000 for applications with cross-disciplinary collaboration. Applications are due April 24, 2020 by 4:00pm.
After carefully considering the evolving situation with COVID-19, and recent travel restrictions that affect our keynote speaker, we have decided to postpone our William F. Forbes Lecture event scheduled for April 9, 2020.
We anticipate rescheduling this event at a future time, and will share details as they become available.
The Velux Stiftung has awarded 2018 NAR catalyst grant recipient Prof. Mark Oremus a Healthy Aging Grant worth ~$206,000 CAD (CHF 157,000) to support the continuation of his work on the association between social support availability and cognitive function. Prof. Oremus's project will utilize data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) to examine if functional social support, including level of companionship, emotional support, and instrumental assistance, is associated with cognitive function in middle and older aged adults.