American Federation for Aging Research

Website: AFAR


AFAR provides scholarships for current MD, DO, PhD or combined degree students, along with research grants for junior faculty (M.D.s and Ph.D.s) to conduct research that will serve as the basis for longer term research efforts. AFAR-supported investigators study a broad range of biomedical and clinical topics including the causes of cellular senescence, the role of estrogen in the development of osteoporosis, the genetic factors associated with Alzheimer's disease, the effects of nutrition and exercise on the aging process, and much more.

Please see for full descriptions of the various different funding opportunities offered each year.


Eligibility varies by program. See for details.

Student Type
  • graduate
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen
  • Permanent Resident
  • International or Other Visa Status
  • Undocumented
Contact Information

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