Funding for Planning Activities for future Innovation Grants in Healthy Aging

To achieve our vision of promoting healthy aging and longevity for all, we have created this call for planning activities and pilot grants to start us on a pathway to transform the process of global aging and to promote healthy longevity through research, innovation, collaboration, and enlightened policy. The goal of this initiative is to inspire and engage members of the Harvard community to address issues in global aging and healthy longevity and to build capacity for scholars, researchers, innovators, program builders, and policymakers to address the most pressing challenges in global aging and healthy longevity

Updated information will be posted on the Dean’s Initiatives website as it becomes available.

Planning activities (anticipated deadline February 1, 2019): Each potential pilot project applicant and/or Breakout Group leader (or their designee) will be awarded up to $10,000 to cover planning activities (e.g., planning dinners, working groups, retreats, etc.). Breakout Leaders or their designees should submit a preliminary budget and budget justification for the amount required (such as funding for every other week dinners for 3 months, or an all-day planning retreat) and a description of planned activities (1 page total). Please be sure your justification includes how the funds will be used to apply for a Dean’s pilot award or other funding for sustained activity. The planning activities may span a one year period beginning 2/1/19. In general, the approved amounts will be reimbursed based on submitted receipts. Staff from the Dean’s office will be available to help plan major events such as retreats and symposia.  Applications should be submitted to: deansinitiatives@hms.harvard.edu before 2/1/19. In the Subject Line of the submitting email, please type “HIA planning request: [name of applicant]”.  For example, “HIA planning request: Inouye”. The review criteria will include: (1) involvement of 4 or more Harvard faculty from across departments, disciplines, and schools; and (2) likelihood of leading to a Dean’s pilot grant proposal, another source of funding, or other sustained follow-up activity.