Request for Proposals for 2022 Academic Research Grants

The Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging Requests Proposals for 2022 Academic Research Grants

Legal, health sciences, social sciences, and gerontology scholars and professionals are invited to submit research proposals to The Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging. The objective of the Academic Research Grants Program is to further research and scholarship about new or improved public policies, laws, and/or programs that will enhance the quality of life for older adults, including those who are poor or otherwise isolated by language, culture, disability, lack of education, or other barriers.

Up to four grants of a maximum of $20,000 each will be awarded. The Center expects grantees to meet the objectives of the grant program through individual or collaborative research projects that analyze and recommend changes in one or more important existing public policies, laws, and/or programs relating to older adults; or, anticipate the need for and recommend new public policies, laws, and/or programs necessitated by changes in the number and demographics of the country’s and the world’s elder populations, by advances in science and technology, by changes in the health care system, or by other developments. It is expected that the research product will be publishable in a first-rate academic journal.

A detailed Request For Proposals and on-line application can be accessed after September 15, 2021 on the Center’s website, www.borchardcla.org.

Applications should be submitted no later than October 15, 2021. Selections will be made on or about December 15, 2021. Funded projects must begin no later than June 1, 2022 and be completed within 12 months. For more information, contact Mary Jane Ciccarello, Director, Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging, .

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