Pilot Research Program
One of the primary goals of the University of Virginia Institute on Aging (www.virginia.edu/aginginstitute) is to stimulate research related to issues of aging, and to encourage the formation of collaborative teams to pursue innovative approaches to topics relevant to later life. In support of this goal, funds are available for pilot projects that have a reasonable likelihood of generating data that will result in successful applications for external funding. The pilot projects will be awarded for one year with a budget of up to $25,000.
The Institute has funded 14 projects to date in areas including biology, molecular genetics, internal medicine, neurology, neuroscience, psychology, and complementary and alternative medicine.