Centre on Aging Fellowships
The Centre on Aging has several funding opportunities that are meant to encourage the furthering of studies in aging and gerontology. These awards/fellowships have been made available through gifts and donations made to the Centre on Aging.

Research FellowshipGuidelines | Application form | Award conditions

Research Fellowship 2019–2020

The application process is now closed.
Applicants will be contacted of a decision once the adjudication committee has made their decision.

Nature of Support

The Centre on Aging Research Fellowship is designed to support aging-related research in any discipline. The Research Fellowship is open to all University of Manitoba faculty members. An $11,000 stipend is available. The Fellowship is available to individual faculty members only, conducting their own research. It is not available to research teams.

The stipend will typically be used for teaching release for up to nine credit hours of teaching or equivalent. Funds can also be used as a research grant for costs directly related to the proposed research project, or as a combination of teaching release and research grant funds.

Highest priority for funding will be given to new researchers who do not yet have stable funding for their aging-related research; and established researchers for whom aging-related research represents a new research direction.

Conditions of Award

It is expected that the successful applicant will participate in Centre on Aging activities and will become a Research Affiliate of the Centre (or maintain their Research Affiliate status). They will also be required to present their research findings at the Spring Research Symposium or at a Centre-sponsored public seminar.

A final written report describing the research accomplishments during the period of the Fellowship must be submitted by July 1, 2020. It is expected that the Centre on Aging’s support is acknowledged in publications and conference presentations arising from the supported research.

Contact Information

Dr. Michelle Porter, Director Centre on Aging
338 Isbister Building
Phone: (204) 474-8754 | Email: coaman@umanitoba.ca

Terminology

The Centre on Aging expects the use of appropriate and respectful language when describing older adults. Please refer to the following article for language guidelines:

Lundebjerg, N. E., Trucil, D. E., Hammond, E. C., & Applegate, W. B. When It Comes to Older Adults, Language Matters: JAGS Adopts Modified American Medical Association Style. J Am Geriatr Soc 65:1132–1133. DOI: 10.1111/jgs.14941

Aging Research Definition

For the purposes of the fellowship, the research should focus on some aspect of the aging process or study older participants/subjects. Studying diseases as the focus, even if that disease commonly occurs in older people, might make the application ineligible for funding.