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Pepper OAIC Funding Opportunities

Jul 22, 2021, 12:12 PM by Sealy Center on Aging

OAIC CC Multi-Center, Collaborative Pilot & Exploratory RFA

The purpose of the RFA is to encourage cross-center collaborations within the OAIC network by funding for Pilot and Exploratory studies that by their nature require meaningful contributions - of expertise, capabilities, and specimens participants - from 2 or more OAICs. The desired outcomes, in addition to building collaborations, are to produce data and results that have strong potential to lead to subsequent proposals for extramural funding of larger, definitive studies produce impactful publications.

Application Timeline:

Letter of Intent deadline         September 13, 2021 by 11:59 pm EST

Full Application deadline        October 25, 2021 by 11:59 pm EST

Announcement of Awards      November 15, 2021

OAIC CC Freezer Pilot RFA

The Pepper OAIC Coordinating Center is seeking proposals to accelerate progress for clinical and translational research projects. These projects are intended to be small (<$7,500), efficient, and relatively short term in order to generate preliminary data for submission of collaborative extramural grant applications and/or high impact publications. We particularly encourage novel uses of existing data, specimens (blood or tissue), or images from OAIC and aging-related research repositories.

Application Timeline:

Letter of Intent deadline                     September 13, 2021

Applications deadline                         October 25, 2021

Announcement of Awards                  November 15, 2021

Full RFAs are attached. Please share this information with faculty at your Pepper Centers. Any additional questions can be sent to the Pepper OAIC Coordinating Center at or Dr. Dalane Kitzman at (


Rapid / Exploratory / Freezer Pilot FundRequest for Applications (RFA)

Research Funding Program Announcement

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