HAP Scholar Application

Human Aging Project Scholar Application

The Johns Hopkins Human Aging Project (HAP) facilitates basic biologists, engineers, bioengineers, and translational investigators to develop and implement novel diagnostics, treatments or preventive strategies for all older adults.  As part of this effort, the HAP Scholars Program has been launched to fund junior and mid-career faculty from a wide variety of backgrounds to grow important aging research projects in these areas.  We seek to provide interdisciplinary resources for facilitating important new scientific discovery, translation and dissemination. To date, ten Hopkins faculty members from across the University have been named HAP scholars.

Up to $180,000 in direct funds as well as access to aging-focused research infrastructure will be provided over three years. Biological examples include but are not limited to research into the aging impact of senescent cells, mitochondrial function, the physical properties of cells, DNA methylation and epigenetic status and aging-specific molecular pathways.  Projects related to engineering or AI that may improve aging-focused diagnostics or treatment strategies are also encouraged. Clinical translational strategies for treatments or prevention of function, cognitive, or aging-focused disease conditions are also welcome.

The two-page application (items 1-4) must include:

  1. Hypothesis and specific aims of the study
  2. A description of the approach(es), including methods and statistical analysis
  3. Significance to the field of aging and how findings might improve human health, function or cognition in older adults
  4. Brief budget that articulates the use of approximately $60,000 per year over three years
  5. An NIH biosketch

Submit to [email protected] by no later than Friday May 31, 2024 at 11:59pm.
Please send questions to [email protected].