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MIRA Catalyst Grant in the Biology of Aging

Research Admin Offices:

  • HRS

Funding Type:


Opportunity Type:

  • Grant


Up to $40,00 over one year.


  • Health Sciences



Internal Deadline:

May 16, 2023

Sponsor Deadline:

June 1, 2023


This grant is intended to stimulate new collaborations and allow McMaster researchers to collect preliminary data to support future proposals for full-scale studies investigating the aging-related molecular and cellular mechanisms that are candidate risk factors and drivers of common chronic conditions and diseases associated with age. Projects may investigate how the aging process represents a major risk factor for the development of numerous chronic diseases and conditions, including neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes, many cancers, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, reproductive aging, and frailty, and/or the biological pillars —inflammation, adaptation to stress, epigenetics, metabolism, macromolecular damage, proteostasis, and stem cells and regeneration — that may represent the potential drivers of the aging process. This grant will support a geroscience approach: the incorporation of basic aging biology, chronic disease and clinical research, and projects must incorporate researchers from at least three different McMaster Faculties.


For more information, download the call and application form.