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Academic Research Grant Program

Grants to USA Individuals for Research on Public Policies
and Programs to Benefit the Elderly

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Borchard Foundation Center on Law and Aging

Deadline Date:

10/16/17 Online Submittal; Supporting Documents - Postmarked


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Grants of $20,000 to scholars and professionals in the areas of law, health sciences, social sciences, and gerontology for research to improve or suggest new public policies, laws, or programs that will benefit the elderly. Funding is intended to address the need for further research and scholarship about new or improved public policies, laws, and/or programs that will enhance the quality of life for the elderly, including those who are poor or otherwise isolated by lack of education, language, culture, disability, or other barriers.

The Center expects grantees to meet the objectives of the grant program through individual or collaborative research projects that:

- Analyze and recommend changes in one or more important existing public policies, laws, and/or programs relating to the elderly; or
- Anticipate the need for and recommend new public policies, laws, and/or programs for the elderly necessitated by changes in the number and demographics of the country’s and the world’s elderly populations, by advances in science and technology, by changes in the health care system, or by other developments.

Please note, it is expected that the research product will be publishable in a first-rate journal.

Grant funds may be used for the approved budget purposes, which may include reasonable compensation for the principal investigator(s), consultant(s) and research assistants, print and computer-based research materials, and other necessary expenses.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181912

Number of Grants:

Up to 4

Estimated Size of Grant:


Term of Contract:

The award period runs from January 1 through December 30 following the selection announcements.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This Academic Research Grant Program is open to all interested and qualified legal, health sciences, social sciences, and gerontology scholars and professionals.

Organizations per se, whether profit or non-profit, are not eligible to apply, although they may administer the grant. However, two or more individuals in the same institution or different institutions may submit a collaborative proposal.

Grant recipients must be U.S. citizens or legal residents of the U.S. and must be affiliated with a U.S. based institution or organization.

The research must address issues of law and aging.

Faculty salary support will not be approved other than for (1) summer when the applicant is not eligible for summer support from their university or (2) buying out a course.

Grant funds may not be used for university overhead or administrative charges, and the Foundation will not otherwise pay any such costs.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due on October 16 and selections are made on or about December 15 of each year.

Larger budgets using outside matching funds are encouraged but not required. Favorable weight will be given to proposals that indicate, where appropriate, that active attempts will be made to solicit required additional funds for the project (including a list of sources to be approached).

Application information:


- Online application submission date: October 16.
- Application review process: October 16 through December 15
- Grant awards announced: No later than December 30
- Grant Period: January 1 through December 30
- Grant reports due: No later than December 31 following the award year

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Letters of support should be submitted separately and sent by email to or mailed, if necessary, to:

The Borchard Foundation Center on Law and Aging
335 4th Avenue
Salt Lake City, Utah 84103

For questions, email Mary Jane Ciccarello, Co-Director, at the email address above.

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