Applications for this cycle of GCRLE Grants are closed. Stay tuned for announcement of new awardees!
GCRLE Grants for researchers anywhere in the world
Our goal is to understand what causes accelerated aging in the female reproductive system. We are engaging the heroes of this mission - the army of scientists and visionaries that will work collaboratively to solve this problem and develop products, diagnostics, and interventions to improve womens' health and quality of life.
Despite affecting half the world's population, women’s health receives less than 1% of research funds. Only a fraction of that 1% has been applied to study reproductive longevity, arguably the most important topic affecting every woman’s wellbeing.
At the end of the day, the science we FUND creates what we KNOW.
It takes money to do this research. So we are awarding grants to forward-thinking researchers focused on reproductive longevity. We also support those researchers with resources and infrastructure and foster collaboration across disciplines and institutions.
In essence, we are building the field!
Our grants to scientists are available through four funding mechanisms:
SENIOR SCHOLAR AWARDS
Senior Scholar Awards support established investigators who are thought leaders in their fields and are recognized for substantial contributions of creative and productive research. We place emphasis on funding projects that may not be supported by traditional sources because of their perceived novelty or high risk, or because the investigator is moving into female reproductive aging from a different research area.
JUNIOR SCHOLAR AWARDS
Junior Scholar Awards support newly independent investigators with outstanding promise when they are establishing their own labs and have flexibility in the direction of their research. These awards allow bright young scientists to pursue bold ideas when they are at their most scientifically creative.
Pilot Awards foster innovative collaborative or novel research projects that have the potential for high impact and high reward at an accelerated rate. Blue sky projects that may be risky but if they are successful will greatly accelerate progress. We hope these awards will allow collection of preliminary data to apply for larger grants.
POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR AWARDS
Postdoctoral Fellowships are intended to increase the number of imaginative, well-trained junior scientists who will form the next generation of leaders in the field of reproductive longevity & equality. These awards facilitate our efforts to build the field and provide both training and networking opportunities for trainees.