2020 Request for Applications for Pilot Study Grant is closed.


Background: The UCSF CADC was established in 1997 with funding from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) as part of the Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR). CADC’s aims are to enhance aging research in minority populations and increase involvement of minority investigators in aging research. The ultimate goal of CADC is to understand and reduce persistent health disparities observed for race, ethnic and sexual-gender minorities, and by social class among older people. Although the emphasis of CADC is on later life, aging is a life-long process and many potentially modifiable factors bearing on aging processes are linked to early or mid-life.

CADC annually selects new CADC Scientists who will conduct pilot studies to investigate research questions within the scope of CADC’s goals among older African American, Latino, Asian American, Pacific Islander populations, or sexual and gender minorities of any race/ethnicity. We are committed to mentoring CADC Scientists during and following their one-year pilot study to support development of a successful research career. The main indicator of success will be the individual’s research career development as measured by publication of pilot study results, other publications related to aging and health disparities, and other grant applications and funding.

Applications were due by 5pm PST, Wednesday, March 11th. 


View the Application Requirements Here.

View the NIH Target/Planned Enrollment Form.