The goal of the SD-NSC Research Development Core is to provide support for the career development of junior researchers entering the field of basic aging biology, as well as for established investigators who wish to join the field of aging research. The resources and activities offered include the option to:
Pilot Grant and Mentoring Program. Launch new heterogeneity of aging research projects through a pilot grant funding program that enables use of the SD-NSC Human Cell Models of Aging, Heterogeneity of Aging, and Integrative Models of Aging research resource cores. Pilot grant awards of ~$20,000 are available each year. In addition, each junior investigator will be paired with a senior researcher with expertise in the proposed research, who will serve as mentor through the pilot project period. Visit this page to know more about the next call.
Training. Receive training from the SD-NSC research resource cores, as well as networking and career development opportunities. Visit our Annual Training Events page for more information on current opportunities. Or visit our Past Training Events Page for previous years’ events.