Regional Institute on Aging request for proposals due April 1

The Regional Institute on Aging at Wichita State is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for graduate student or faculty projects and research, supported by a gift from the estate of Evelyn Cassat, that addresses issues related to facilitating well-being in older adults.

Sustaining physical, cognitive and social interaction is a central focus of maintaining well-being across the life span. Funding will be provided for projects and research at WSU that contribute to knowledge and practice related to well-being in older adults. Projects of all types will be considered, however particular attention will be given to proposals containing an intergenerational component and that ally with this year’s focus area of environmental and sustainability efforts. Anticipated funding rates will range between $2,000 to $15,000, with a maximum funding amount of $20,000 for a 12-month period.

Proposals may be either for program activities, evaluation efforts or foundational and applied research. Activities and research projects that actively involve undergraduate and graduate students at WSU are expected, however all proposals that have the potential to improve understanding of age-related issues and/or that improve the quality of life for older adults in Wichita and the surrounding area will be considered. Research projects must also include a plan for obtaining future funding from external sources to continue the research.