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Calling Canada’s brightest young minds: here is your chance to build a better future for all of us as we age

TORONTO, June 16, 2015 /CNW/ – Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from the social, health and applied sciences across Canada now have access to research support from the AGE-WELL NCE through new Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Awards in Technology and Aging.

The AGE-WELL NCE (Aging Gracefully across Environments to Ensure Well-being, Engagement and Long Life), was launched earlier this year under the federally funded Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) program.

It is a national research network whose goal is to accelerate innovation in the field of technology and aging in order to improve the quality of life of older adults and caregivers and produce economic and social impact for the benefit of Canadians and the global community.

Highly qualified candidates may be eligible for awards of up to $18,000 for graduate students and $40,000 for postdoctoral fellows.

Successful candidates will also gain access to invaluable training and mentorship opportunities through the AGE-WELL NCE training program for Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP). AGE-WELL’s HQP training program is designed to build and elevate the technology and aging sector in Canada. It will train the next generation of researchers and professionals in this area and will drive the development of new knowledge, services and products for healthy aging.

But time is short:  THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS JULY 10, 2015.

For more information and how to apply to this program and others, visit AGE-WELL http://www.agewell-nce.ca/training