National Institute of Aging and Michigan Center on the Demography of Aging
Submission deadline: 
November 18, 2016

With financial support from NIA, we seek proposals for manuscripts assessing various aspects of population level trends in dementia. The authors will present the manuscripts at a conference in the Washington DC area in May or June 2017. We anticipate that the manuscripts will be published as part of a supplemental issue of a peer-reviewed journal, and we are currently in discussions with Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences.

Four priority areas have been identified:

  1. latest data on population-level trends in dementia from the US and abroad;
  2. disparities in trends in dementia;
  3. causes of population-level trends in dementia;
  4. consequences of population-level trends in dementia for individuals, families, and societies.

Authors of each of the 10 manuscripts that are selected will receive a $3000 honorarium. Travel expenses associated with participation in the conference will also be covered.The 2-3 page proposal should describe the aim of the manuscript as well as data and methods to be used. If initial findings exist, they may be described. Please include CVs of the authors along with the proposal.

The deadline for proposals is Friday, November 18, 2016. Please submit proposals to Rhonda Moats at Authors will be notified by December 9, 2016. Questions about the call for proposals should be directed to Bob Schoeni (

Bob Schoeni, Vicki Freeman, Ken Langa 

University of Michigan 

Michigan Center on the Demography of Aging 

Disability TRENDS Network 

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