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RCCN Workshop Travel Awards for Early Career Investigators: “Nutrition and Aging Biology”

June 25-26, 2024 | San Francisco, CA

The goal of the NIA’s Research Centers Collaborative Network (RCCN) is to bring together researchers from the 7 NIA Centers programs to foster the development of cross-center collaborations around issues important to the health and well-being of older adults.

The RCCN is sponsoring a workshop series to address problems of high relevance to multiple NIA Center programs. These workshops will feature the sharing of paradigms, conceptual models, and key insights from perspectives of the participating centers programs.

The tenth workshop, “Nutrition and Aging Biology”, will be held June 25 and 26, 2024 in San Francisco, CA. The scope of the workshop is broad and includes these themes: Caloric Restriction’s Effect on Lifespan and Healthspan, Intake Timing, Treating Obesity in Older Adults, and Other Approaches and Considerations.

The format of the workshop will include a series of brief talks (think TED talks) providing high level conceptual introductions of key aspects as they relate to nutrition and aging biology. Presentations will be followed by moderated discussions. The meeting will have a dedicated session discussing areas that would be most promising for inter-center collaboration.

Pilot funding for collaborative research is available for researchers affiliated with two or more different center programs to address promising areas arising from the workshop proceedings.

Travel Awards are available for approximately 10 early career investigators or investigators in training, who will participate in a special session at the meeting on June 25, that will focus on career development. The travel awards will cover travel to and from the meeting, meals, and hotel accommodations. Successful applicants will be affiliated with institutions with at least one NIA supported center, and who have demonstrated translational or multidisciplinary interests in aging related to the workshop topic. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups are particularly encouraged to apply. For applicants who are not selected for this award but are still interested in attending the meeting, limited space may be available.


Submit your application using this form for the virtual travel award for the 2024 RCCN Workshop " Nutrition and Aging Biology" by Monday, March 25, 2024. Decisions will be made no later than Monday, April 1, 2024.

Please complete the form and upload one PDF that includes the following: Cover Page, Statement of interest (500 words or less), NIH-style biosketch, and Statement of support from the appropriate NIA Center Director (100 words or less). The statement of interest should address what you hope to gain from the workshop.


Any questions about the workshop or the travel stipend can be directed to Elizabeth Pritchett-Montavon at


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