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New funding program launched for research on health aging

By Sharon Gray | Oct. 1, 2008

The Newfoundland and Labrador Healthy Aging Research Program has been launched by the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research (NLCAHR).

This new funding program offers opportunities for researchers and students interested in issues related to healthy aging.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Healthy Aging Research Program (NL-HARP) is funded by the provincial Department of Health and Community Services and is administered by NLCAHR. The first year of NL-HARP will focus on capacity-building and on putting foundational elements into place to foster a stronger aging research presence in the province.

NL-HARP will make available up to a total of $200,000 in 2008-2009 for fellowships and student awards, faculty awards and research grants.

NLCAHR has partnered with CIHR on several of these awards, The CIHR-Institute of Aging Newfoundland and Labrador Contextualized Synthesis Grants on Healthy Aging are valued at $15,000 each and support the synthesis of available research on one of NL-HARP’s priority topics. 

The CIHR-Institute of Aging Newfoundland and Labrador Gold Prizes for Research on Aging recognize excellent emerging researchers at different stages of career development in Newfoundland and Labrador. These prizes are awarded to candidates who receive the highest rating in the provincial competitions for three of the student awards.

Full details on this program are now available on the NLCAHR website. The deadline for all applications is January 15 2009.For more detailed information on funding amounts and application deadlines, visit


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