GEMSSTAR Grant

FAER GEMSSTAR Grants aim to supplement the two-year NIA scientific awards with support for simultaneous career development activities.

NIA GEMSSTAR

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) offers a Grant for Early Medical/Surgical Specialists' Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR). The goal of the two-year NIA GEMSSTAR is to provide support for early career physician-scientists trained in medical or surgical specialties and early career dentist-scientists to launch careers as future leaders in aging- or geriatric-focused research.

Applying to the NIA’s GEMSSTAR program involves submission of an application to the NIA for a small research project using the R03 mechanism. Physician scientists interested in GEMSSTAR are highly encouraged to submit a Professional Development Plan (PDP) along with their application. This is where FAER comes in.

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline to submit a GEMSSTAR application to the NIA using the R03 mechanism is November 13, 2020 (11/13/2020).

FAER GEMSSTAR

While the inclusion of a PDP is highly encouraged when submitting a GEMSSTAR application to the NIA using the R03 mechanism, funding for the PDP is not covered by the R03 award. Instead, funding for the PDP is most often supported by a research foundation related to the specialty of the applicant. The FAER GEMSSTAR Grant supports anesthesiology-focused NIA GEMSSTARs by supplementing the research project funding provided by the R03 with concurrent funding for the associated PDP. The PDP supports the primary investigator by funding activities to support their education in training and techniques as a physician-scientist.

Research Areas

All research topics related to aging and funded by the National Institute of Aging (NIA)

Eligibility

New Investigators with R03 GEMSSTAR awards from the National Institute of Aging (NIA)

Amount

$50,000

Duration

Two years

Research Time

75%

Deadline Dates

Applications accepted on a rolling basis

GEMSSTAR applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For more information on the FAER GEMSSTAR Grant, including eligibility requirements and application instructions, please contact the FAER office.

Clin-STAR

The Clinician-Scientists Transdisciplinary Aging Research (Clin-STAR) Coordinating Center provides a national platform for clinicians focusing their careers on aging research in order to improve patient-centered care for older adults across specialties and disciplines. For more information on Clin-STAR, visit our Resources for Researchers page.

Questions?

Contact the FAER office at (630) 912-2554 or FAER@faer.org.

Additional Grant Information

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