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Funding Announcements
Aging Research and Early Career Physician Professional Development

Aging Research
The National Institute of Health (NIH) through the National Institute on Aging (NIA) will be accepting applications for the 2014 Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Subspecialists Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) awards program beginning September 21, 2013. GEMSSTAR awards program provides early career physicians up to $150,000 of direct funding (over a two-year period) to support aging research. Interested applicants have the option of submitting a Letter of Intent (LOI) prior to submitting their GEMSSTAR application to NIA. Due to the government shutdown, NIH has extended the deadline to submit an application to  November 1, 2013. Read the full text of the GEMSSTAR award announcements below. The NIA announcement includes a helpful list of responses to questions that are frequently asked about the GEMSSTAR program.

NIH Announcement

NIA Announcement

To receive a GEMSSTAR award, early career physicians must secure a supplemental professional development plan (PDP) award. The T. Franklin Williams Scholars Program is one source of professional development support available to applicants.

Professional Development
The T. Franklin Williams Scholars program provides GEMSSTAR award recipients, over a two-year period, up to $50,000 in direct professional development funding and up to $3,000 in travel support to the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) annual meeting. Funded through a generous grant from the Atlantic Philanthropies and the John A. Hartford Foundation, the T. Franklin Williams Scholars program is a joint initiative of ASP and the seven internal medicine subspecialty sponsor societies. A Letter of Intent is submitted to the American Society of Specialty Professors (ASP) and the sponsor society that is most relevant to your research; the award application is submitted to the sponsor society.

Contact the T. Franklin Williams Scholar grants manager at the sponsor society that is most relevant to your research to receive information specific to the sponsor society’s application process. For general information regarding the T. Franklin Williams Scholars Program, contact Kelly Middleton, Grants Coordinator, at or (703) 341-4540.


 How to Apply for T. Franklin Williams Scholar Award

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