top of page

Brain Aging AAIC 2024 Travel Fellowship: Application Requirements and Timeline

Fellowship Objectives and Award Details:

The Network for Emotional Wellbeing and Brain Aging aims to address mechanistic research on the role of emotional wellbeing (EWB) in health, identifying and testing mechanisms by which brain aging influences EWB, and how EWB may impact risk for and progression of Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias. NEW Brain Aging is sponsored by the National Institute of Health (NIA U24 AG072701) and part of a national group of networks working on EWB research.

This award aims to promote scientific relationships between early-career scientists and investigators who are established in their careers. We hope that this fellowship will help awardees become more familiar with the areas of emotional wellbeing (EWB) and brain aging as well as cross-species driven research methods, to generate and refine their own proposals for the study of EWB and aging, and develop a network of colleagues with complementary interests.

The award will include the following:
  • Reimbursement for up to $500 of travel costs

  • Reimbursement for up to $200/day for lodging and food costs for 5 nights

  • Reimbursement for up to $425 (Postdocs) OR $920 (Professionals) for conference registration

Awardees will meet with established career mentors regularly throughout the AAIC 2024 meeting (, including a 1-day preconference workshop to be held on July 27th, 2024. They also will be invited to attend periodic NEW Brain Aging scientific meetings virtually before and after AAIC 2024 for additional mentoring support and networking opportunities.

Fellowship Application Requirements:
  • Applicants must be early in their scientific careers, specifically in one of the following categories: post-doctoral fellows, Early-Stage Investigators and New Investigators (ESI/NI)

  • Priority will be given to applicants who have an abstract submitted/accepted to AAIC 2024. Please include verification of your accepted abstract with your application if applicable.

    • Note: While the early abstract deadline for AAIC has passed, the Developing Topics abstract submission deadline is April 26th. We encourage applicants to submit for this deadline if they did not submit for the earlier deadline. Please refer to the guidelines on this page for Developing Topics abstract requirements:

  • Applicants must have interest in an area of neuroscience relevant to our network: aging and/or emotional wellbeing. Human, animal and cross-species work relating to these topics are acceptable.

  • Applications must include the following:

    • CV

    • A Specific Aims Page (NIH format) planned for fellowship, career award, or research project submission

    • Letter of support from program director or mentor.

Fellowship Application Timeline:
  • Early March 2024 Conference Registration Opens

  • April 26th AAIC Developing Topics Abstract Submission Deadline

  • May 10th Application for Travel Fellowship due

  • May 17th Travel Fellowship Awardees announced

  • May 18th 11:59pm CT AAIC Early Bird Registration Deadline (Reimbursement rate is based on Early Bird Registration fees)

  • Saturday July 27th, 2024 NEW Brain Aging preconference workshop

  • Sunday July 28th – Thursday Aug. 1st AAIC 2024 Meeting

AAIC Fellowship Flyer v6
Download PDF • 867KB


Commenting has been turned off.
bottom of page