Dr. Marie A. Bernard, NIA Deputy Director, unveiled the latest collection of NIA cleared concepts for funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) on the InsideNIA blog. This group of concepts, cleared at the September 2019 National Advisory Council on Aging meeting, serve as an early notice to the research community of possible future NIA Program Announcements, Requests for Applications, or Notices of Special Interest. Interesting concept topics include emotional well-being, glial plasticity in the aging brain, and mechanisms of rejuvenation and accelerated aging in heterochronic blood exchange. These concepts also include opportunities for aging research dissertation awards to increase diversity and research education resources to foster development of geriatrics-related translational and clinical scientists. Concept summaries and program contact information for all new concepts are listed on the approved concepts page of the NIA website. Please note that every concept will not necessarily end up converting to a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).