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. Six pilot grants of $15,000 each will be 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.
Training. Receive training from the SD-NSC research resource cores, as well as networking and career development opportunities. Among these activities, on March 25 2022 SD-NSC offered a workshop after the La Jolla Aging Meeting. SD-NSC 2022 Workshop featured updates from the three Scientific Cores, presentations by the 2021 Pilot Grant Awardees, a Keynote address by Dr. Meng Wang from Baylor College of Medicine and a career panel session including professionals from academia and industry. Visit our Workshop archive to access the presentation and recordings.