Sign On Today: FY2012 NIA Budget Letter

Posted by Kimberly Acquaviva, PhD, MSW on September 17, 2010 at 2:51pm

Dear Friends of the National Institute on Aging (FoNIA) Member,

In collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America and the Alliance for Aging Research, representatives from the Friends of the National Institute on Aging plan to meet with staff at OMB later this month regarding FY2012 funding for the NIA. This year we decided that moving forward with a strong and unified “ask” would be beneficial to our collective efforts, especially if our coalitions – and the individual organizations comprising them – sign on to a letter to President Obama communicating the rationale for the ask. With an estimated payline of just 8% for NIA grants in 2010, it’s time for all of our organizations to stand together to ask for a more robust investment in the NIA and the cutting-edge research it supports.

If your organization would like more information about the letter and how to sign on, please email me at [email protected] before COB Friday, September 24th. Your support is essential to making this effort a success.

Best regards,
Kimberly D. Acquaviva, Ph.D., M.S.W.
Chair, Friends of the National Institute on Aging
Director, The National Collaborative on Aging
Assistant Professor, The George Washington University School of Nursing
phone: 202-994-7735
email: [email protected]
[email protected]

Recovery Act funding through NIA

Posted by Kimberly Acquaviva, PhD, MSW on August 19, 2009 at 11:40am

Over the past several months, our colleagues at the National Institute on Aging have been extremely busy working to ensure the rapid, efficient, and effective distribution of Recovery Act/ARRA funds to investigators across the county. If you’re curious about which projects have been funded by NIA with Recovery Act funds, check out the following website:

To run a report specific to NIA and the Recovery Act, follow these simple steps:

1) Click the first box on the top left column to select “Show only projects supported by NIH Recovery Act funds.”

2) Click the blue “Select” button next to Agency/Institute/Center on the top right column to open the IC pick list window, then click the box next to “National Institute on Aging.” Click the blue “select” button at the bottom of the pick list window.

3) Click “Submit Query” to generate a report listing all of NIA’s ARRA-funded projects-to-date.

I think you’ll agree the list of funded projects is pretty impressive. And this is just a partial list – as funding decisions are made over the coming months, additional funded projects will be added to the list. Let’s have a round of applause (along with a standing ovation!) for all the NIA administrators, researchers, staff members, and study section/special emphasis panel reviewers who have been working tirelessly to process and review all of these grant proposals. Thank you all so much – your efforts are greatly appreciated by the patients and families who ultimately benefit from the research you fund!