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Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging: Call for Proposals

​Deadline to apply: Rolling
Funding available: MIRA funding can support access fees ($3,000) for up to 10 applications for CLSA data access; ​MIRA membership is required to be eligible. 

Did you know that 47% of CLSA participants use social media daily to connect with family? This is only one example of the type of information held within the rich CLSA database. The CLSA is tracking 50,000 Canadians aged 45 to 85, making thousands of longitudinal variables available for analysis. Data access applications are accepted three times per year. Researchers should notify Laura Harrington ( of their intent to apply for CLSA data access to be considered for MIRA funding. MIRA funds will be allocated only to projects that do not have any other funding for this purpose.

Learn more about how to apply:

MIRA Graduate Travel Awards

Deadline to apply: September 10, 2018 & March 16, 2019
Funding available: Up to 10 awards of $500

Graduate students travelling to an academic conference to present an accepted abstract in aging research are eligible for up to $500 in travel funding from MIRA.

For more details, click here
Download the application form here

MIRA Undergraduate Summer Student Fellowship

Deadline to apply: March 16, 2019
Funding available: Up to 10 awards of $1,000

Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for MIRA’s Summer Fellowship Program, which will support up to 10 summer research positions supervised by MIRA faculty members. Students must approach faculty members and jointly develop a research proposal with a focus on aging for submission to MIRA.

AGE-WELL 2018 Catalyst Grants and AGE-WELL/MIRA Catalyst Award

Deadline to apply: March 23, 2019
Funding available: Up to $50,000 over 12 months, may be renewed for one year

The AGE-WELL Catalyst Funding Program represents the first stage in AGE-WELL's innovation funding stream. Catalyst grants will support early-stage, scalable research projects, including pilot studies, feasibility studies and novel approaches that are aligned with AGE-WELL's mission and vision. Projects must demonstrate strong potential for real-world impact. For more details, click here

The AGE-WELL/MIRA Catalyst Award seeks to support one early-stage, scalable research project as above. To be eligible for this funding, McMaster applicants must apply to the AGE-WELL 2018 Catalyst Funding Program and pursue research aligned with MIRA and AGE-WELL goals and mandates. Please notify Audrey Patocs at of your intent to apply. 

MIRA and LCMA matching funds for research opportunities

Deadline to apply: ​Rolling
Funding available: Matching funds up to $100,000

In order to improve the positioning of McMaster’s researchers in external funding competitions, MIRA and the Labarge Centre for Mobility in Aging (LCMA) have allocated funding that could be used to match or leverage external funds. The process for requesting these funds can be found by following the link below. This process is intended to be used for requests related to externally funded, peer-reviewed grant competitions that require a matching component.  

Funds are available in three categories. For detailed instructions on ​how to apply for ​matching funds, Click here.

Questions about the process or availability of funds should be directed to Laura Harrington, MIRA/LCMA Managing Director:​, 905-525-9140 ext. 28658.

Questions about ​any of these funding opportunities may be submitted to Laura Harrington at or

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