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The Summer LIFE Scholars Program provides an opportunity for students to work with a Center for Healthy Aging Research faculty member to develop research skills and an understanding of opportunities in science and research. LIFE Scholars must be enrolled for fall term 2015 or intend to complete a degree at Oregon State University.
The population of Americans aged 65 and over is expected to double in the next 25 years. By 2030, almost 1 out of every 5 Oregonians will be 65 or over.
The vision of the OSU Center for Healthy Aging Research is to become nationally and internationally known for innovative research, education, and outreach that enhances quality of life for older adults, their families, and society. Center researchers from multiple OSU departments join together to plan, coordinate, and conduct collaborative, multidisciplinary studies designed to optimize the health and well-being of aging individuals and their families.
A unique feature of the Center is its cellular to societal focus. It is organized around four research cores:
The LIFE Scholars Summer Research Program, sponsored by The Center for Healthy Aging Research, provides an opportunity for students to work with a faculty member to develop research skills and an understanding of opportunities in science and research.
The program, which has been running since 2006, has provided support to assist undergraduates in research. We received many outstanding applications this year, and we are also trying out a pilot program for graduate student support. As a result, this year we have awarded 4 undergraduate LIFE scholarships, and 2 graduate LIFE scholarships. Congratulations to them all!
See 2015 LIFE Scholar Profiles to read what each scholar will be working on in their own words.
|Undergraduate LIFE Scholars 2015/16|
Development Of A Method To Estimate Total Polyphenol Consumption Using Urinary Phenolic Compounds By F-C Method In 96 Well Plates
|Dr. Norman Hord|
|Kelsey Caples||Protein Aggregation And Autophagy: A Story Of Longevity||Viviana Perez|
|Aaron Sugiyama||The Characterization SASP Release In Aging Mammalian Livers||Dr. Tory Hagen|
|Lilly Anderson||Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction In Older Adults||Dr. Carolyn Aldwin|
|Graduate LIFE Scholars 2015/16|
|Katherine Anthony||Perceived Relevance And Utility Of Remote Health Monitoring Among Mexican-Origin And Caucasian Older Adult Heart Failure Patients And Their Informal Caregivers||
Dr. Carolyn Mendez-Luck
and Dr. Ron Metoyer
|Melissa McDougall||Mechanism For Neurological Consequences Of Chronic Vitamin E Deficiency||
Dr. Maret Traber and
Dr. Kathy Magnusson
Students currently pursuing a baccalaureate degree at OSU and who are in good academic standing are eligible to apply.
Only faculty associated with the Center for Healthy Aging Research are eligible to serve as Faculty Project Advisers. Information on faculty associated with the Center is available on each of the CHAR Research Cores page.
Departmental matches that bring total support to $2,000 are strongly preferred. Students should prepare their budgets showing the total amount requested from both CHAR and the participating department.
If funds for the proposed project have been requested from other sources, please attach a list to the application showing the amounts requested and potential funding sources.
Awards are made to support scholarly, creative and research activities in the interdisciplinary field of aging. Center for Healthy Aging Research support will not be in lieu of existing grant funds previously budgeted for undergraduate research assistance. Work schedules are to be negotiated between the student and the Faculty Project Adviser(s).
Budget Items ELIGIBLE for support
Budget Items NOT ELIGIBLE for support
A hardcopy can be mailed. If you are unable to access this electronic form or have questions concerning the application form, contact the Center for Healthy Aging Research (737-4992). Please allow one week for delivery of a paper copy.
Due to the regulatory compliance requirements inherent in research, students must submit the proper forms and receive approval from the appropriate compliance committees prior to the start of their research. Please note that the Regulatory Compliance Section (Item # 9) must be completed by all applicants.
Incomplete proposal packages will not be considered for funding.
All application materials, including supporting documentation, must be received at the Center for Healthy Aging Research, 471 Waldo Hall, by 4:30 p.m. by the deadline indicated at the beginning of this announcement.
The Center for Healthy Aging Research LIFE Scholars Advisory Panel will review all eligible proposals. The Advisory Panel will provide a prioritized list of funding recommendations to the Director of the Center for Healthy Aging Research based on the quality of the proposals as reflected in the review criteria. Funds will be awarded based on these recommendations.
The Center for Healthy Aging Research LIFE Scholars Advisory Panel is composed of faculty members appointed by the Center for Healthy Aging Research Director. Students should direct their proposals to a general audience, avoiding the use of jargon and unexplained acronyms.
The Center for Healthy Aging Research LIFE Scholars Advisory Panel will evaluate each proposal using the following criteria: (Not in order of importance)
Nature of Proposal
If more information regarding research compliance is needed, access the following from the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship & Creativity (URISC Program, "Other Requirements").
Any presentations and/or publications made possible by using Center for Healthy Aging Research funding are required to include the statement: "This publication/presentation was funded in part by the Center for Healthy Aging Research, Oregon State University."
A final, scholarly report will be due at the end of summer term. The report should contain a brief summary of the activities performed using Center for Healthy Aging Research support. It should also state the benefits gained from this support, including further scholarly activities, research progress, collaborative relationships, and any publications or additional funding made possible for the student. All LIFE Scholars are also expected to participate in at least one public presentation concerning the program and research completed.