The Program on the Global Demography of Aging at the Harvard School of Public Health funds pilot project grants in the area of the Economics and Demography of Aging. The aim is to provide assistance to Harvard faculty in undertaking preliminary research that may subsequently lead to a larger research project. The PGDA is a center for research on the Economics and Demography of Aging funded by the by the National Institute of Aging.
Pilot projects are solicited in the areas of:
1. Measurement of the global patterns of disease, mortality, and morbidity in aging populations
2. Social determinants of population health and aging
3. Economics of health care provision for the elderly
4. Macroeconomic consequences of population aging
Applications that involve collaboration with our international partners in the Africa Center in South Africa, and the International Institution for Population Studies in India, or that complement the ongoing Longitudinal Study of Aging in India are particularly welcomed.
The pilot should be designed so as to produce results that will support a future application for research funding to the NIH or other bodies. The pilot projects are designed to support new researchers in aging (without previous R01 grants or equivalent) and more experienced faculty who wish to investigate new areas of research.
Faculty who are considering applying are strongly encouraged to discuss their proposed application with the relevant theme leader, or coordinator for international collaboration, listed below, to ensure that the proposal falls into area of the theme.
More information on the Call for Pilot Projects may be accessed at www.hsph.harvard.edu/pgda/pilot.html