Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

NIA Centers on the Demography and Economics of Aging (P30)

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

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573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

National Institute on Aging (NIA) invites Research and Development Center (P30) grant applications in the areas of demography and economics of aging, including relevant interdisciplinary areas rooted in population-based social science research. The purpose of these centers is to support

  • the infrastructure and pilot data necessary for research and program development in selected illustrative areas;
  • research projects in selected illustrative areas;
  • the development of innovative national and international networks of researchers;
  • the recruitment of new researchers into the field;
  • the development and enhanced sharing of specialized databases and the rapid application of research results from these databases; and
  • the development of statistical data enclaves for the analysis of large-scale, often-longitudinal, databases with linked administrative data and increasingly, with linked biological and genetic information. Center grant applications must include two mandatory cores and may choose among four optional cores, while staying within the maximum allowable direct costs for the overall Center application.

Applicants may address a variety of topic areas within the stated theme of the proposed Center, and examples of these topic areas are listed below. They are not intended to be prescriptive; applicants may redefine these areas, merging and combining topics according to their own perspectives of the future course of the population sciences related to aging:

  1. Demography of Aging
  2. Trends in Chronic Disease and Disability, and Burden of Illness
  3. Satellite Non-Market Accounts Relevant to Population Aging
  4. Health, Work and Retirement
  5. Social Insurance Systems
  6. Medicare
  7. Population Perspectives on Psychological and Cognitive Development and Aging
  8. Early and Mid-Life Determinants of Late-Life Health and Well-Being
  9. Race, Ethnicity and Socioeconomic Status
  10. HIV/AIDS
  11. The Macroeconomic Impact of Population Aging

A Center on Demography (P30) grant requires substantial pre-existing research activity on population aging at the institution. A minimum of at least two peer-reviewed and externally funded, currently active research projects that are rooted in population-based social science research in demography or economics that are directly relevant to aging is required. Ideally, applicant institutions will have a substantial base. Sub-projects on NIA P01 grants may be counted as individual projects. Although two peer-reviewed and externally funded, currently active grants is the minimum requirement, considerable weight will be given to significant research activity in demography and economics of health and aging.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m., Friday, July 25, 2008. Letters of intent should be limited to a 3-page summary, including 1) major research questions to be addressed by the center and 2) academic disciplines participating in the center.


Direct costs are limited to $525,000 in year one; years 2-5 may increase only by the allowable NIH escalation factor of 3 percent per year. Funds of up to $120,000 Direct Costs may be requested for the Coordinating Center function above the $525,000 Direct Cost limit in year one

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, July 25, 2008

Sponsor Deadline:

A non-required letter of intent is due September 30, 2008.

The application deadline is October 30, 2008.

URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in behavioral and social sciences. Please forward it to faculty members who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at