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Institute on Aging

IOA Fellows Program

The IOA Fellows Program brings together researchers, clinicians, and educators with varied interests and remarkable achievements in the field of aging.

To join the nearly 300 Institute on Aging Fellows and Associate Fellows and experience robust collaborative opportunities in aging at Penn, apply to become an IOA Fellow or Associate Fellow now. In addition, learn more about the IOA Pilot Research Grants Program and apply for research funding.


Becoming an IOA Fellow:

There are two levels of fellowship:

  • IOA Fellows are University of Pennsylvania faculty representing the 12 schools within the University;
  • Associate Fellows represent PENN staff, adjunct faculty as well as colleagues from other US institutions who have demonstrated a keen interest in aging-related research, education or services.

Membership benefits for IOA Fellows and Associate Fellows include:

  • Funding opportunity alerts for those working in the field of aging, from both the national and state levels
  • Pilot Research Grants Program which provides initial funding, on a competitive basis, for studies in aging. Approximately 65 percent of IOA pilot grant recipients go on to receive funding from the NIH. Penn's IOA Pilot Grants are supported by the Perelman School of Medicine and the National Institute on Aging.
  • Communication updates about IOA Visiting Scholars who are speaking at Penn, as well as news, events, conferences, and symposia in aging
  • Priority in scheduling meetings with and attending lunches for IOA Visiting Scholars (Fellows only)