McMaster University

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Funding available for aging and mobility work

Published: March 1, 2017

The Labarge Centre for Mobility in Aging (LCMIA) and the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) are pleased to announce new funding opportunities to foster research in mobility and aging.

The initiative's goal is to stimulate cross-Faculty collaboration in the area of mobility, which may include physiological, social, structural and community elements affecting the mobility of older adults.

"These programs align with MIRA's strategy to drive growth and excellence in aging research," said Parminder Raina, scientific director for MIRA and LCMIA. "Through generous contributions provided by McMaster's chancellor Suzanne Labarge, we are able to extend this support to our researchers in a meaningful way."

The Centre is now inviting associate deansĀ  of research for each of McMaster's Faculties to identify research proposals for exploration grants. These include planning grants of up to $2,500 to be used to explore and establish new, cross-Faculty partnerships; and catalyst grants of up to $40,000 to conduct feasibility or pilot studies that build upon existing cross-Faculty partnerships. The submission deadline is May 15, 2017.

In addition, MIRA and LCMIA have created graduate scholarships to support the recruitment of students in the field of aging. These include Labarge Mobility Scholarships to be awarded to a graduate student working in the field of aging on the topic of mobility. The value of each one-year award is $15,000 for a Master student and $18,000 for a PhD student, both entering the first year of study. The submission deadline is May 15, 2017.

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