The Jahnigen Career Development
A companion grant program to the
National Institute on Aging RO3 award:
Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Subspecialists’ Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR Program)
The National Institute on Aging’s (NIA) GEMSSTAR awards support early career physicians trained in medical and surgical subspecialties through an RO3 mechanism that will provide up to $100,000 in direct costs over two years for research on the geriatrics aspects of their specialty. This new award requires some level of supplemental funding (match) as explained in the RFA. The award is an early career award with the goal of helping researchers establish a research track record in the field of geriatrics research while at once (via supplemental funding) nurturing their academic career though formal class room education or other means of career development. Junior faculty, in the early stages of their first appointment, are encouraged to work with their institution or organization and apply. The Jahnigen Career Development Award Program /GEMSSTAR offers one supplemental funding (matching) mechanism.
What We Offer
The GEMSSTAR/Jahnigen Career Development Scholars Awards Program (GEMSSTAR/JCDA) provides:
- One source for supplemental (matching) funding for the NIA’s GEMSSTAR award with $100,000 over two years. These funds are interdependent and derived from:
- $25,000 from Participating Specialty Societies (check with AGS to see if your specialty society is participating);
- $25,000 from the AGS via a grant from the John A. Hartford Foundation; and
- $50,000 over two years from your sponsoring institution in matching funds suggested.
- Leadership, mentoring and career development opportunities through participation in annual national meetings and semi-annual retreats that will bring you together with your peers and national leaders drawn from your specialty and from geriatrics.
The JCDA will be offered only to those individuals approved for funding by the NIA via the GEMSSTAR Program and approved by the JCDA committee, which will conduct a review simultaneous with that of the NIA. There are a limited number of matching grants so not all NIA approved applications from one participating specialty may be funded by this GEMSSTAR/JCDA mechanism.