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#1 dkkimbel

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 09:18 PM

The SENS Foundation Academic Initiative is scheduled to award up to $30,000 in materials grants in 2012. These grants will be available exclusively to undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, and can be applied to the cost of materials on aging- and rejuvenation-related research projects. These grants are largely intended to help students learn and develop their research and leadership skills. We don't expect you to cure aging as an undergrad -- rather, we want to help you get started on the path to a career in SENS-related research. Hence, simple and straightforward "introductory-level" projects will receive full consideration.

You can apply for a grant at any time at http://sens.org/ai/awards/grants There may be a high level of competition for these grants next year, so I encourage everyone to apply sooner rather than later.

On a related note, the Academic Initiative's website should implement a comprehensive update over the next week or so. That may change the URL for our grant application, but the old URL should redirect you to the new application page. Otherwise, you will be able to find the application in the new site's "Get Involved" section.

If you have any questions, you can email me directly at daniel dot kimbel at sens dot org.

Edited by Mind, 09 December 2011 - 08:27 PM.

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#2 Chunky Monkey

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 06:18 PM

That link is broken because it contains a period. The correct link is http://sens.org/ai/awards/grants

#3 brokenportal

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 02:36 AM

I'm sure that we all get the general importance of new(er) initiatives in the field of life extension and anti-aging like these SENS Foundation Academic Initiative grants. Notions like the following though, given in a recent interview with one of the main researchers in the indefinite life extension field, Michael Rose, really bring to life the crucial importance of these initiatives.

Rose:[...]That was not why I started working on aging.

Bingham: Why did you start?

Rose: [00:22:43] I started working on aging because my doctoral advisor, Brian Charlesworth, felt that he had solved the theory – the theoretical problems of aging which he had in a circa 1970’s way. And that he was sort of taking me by the ear and dragging me to the lab and saying, “Now, Michael, you will do these experiments that show I’m right.”

These grants help to plant more Michael Rose seeds.


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Posted 14 December 2011 - 06:38 PM

Are you a student?


And try your first anti-aging research!

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