Please use the materials in this packet to promote the 2023 cycle of NAM Healthy Longevity Catalyst Awards within your network. You may adapt or use the materials in full or in part. For questions, please contact Radhika Hira, NAM Communications Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Application portal
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- Previous Winner Abstracts
- Recorded Webinar for Prospective Applicants
As part of the Healthy Longevity Global Competition, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is accepting applications for the 2023 cycle of its U.S.-based Catalyst Awards. Applications will be accepted from January 23, 2023, through March 6, 2023 at 11:59 pm EST. Up to 20 awardees will each receive a cash prize of $50,000 and become part of a global network of innovators with exclusive opportunities to compete for additional funding.
To help address the world’s rapidly aging population, the NAM launched the Healthy Longevity Global Grand Challenge in 2019. The Grand Challenge consists of both the Global Roadmap for Healthy Longevity and the ongoing Healthy Longevity Global Competition: a three-phase awards program designed to identify and advance bold, innovative, and potentially breakthrough ideas to improve health as people age. The Catalyst Awards reward exciting new or early-stage projects that aim to extend the human healthspan or years spent in good health—in turn allowing individuals to stay active in their communities, families, and the workforce well into their later years.
Eligible projects aim to improve the mental, physical, or social health and well-being of individuals and can focus on any stage of life, as long as they ultimately promote health for people as they age.
U.S.-based individuals and teams from all fields, backgrounds, industries, and specialties are encouraged to submit a simple 2-page narrative application to be considered for a $50,000 prize. In addition to the winners, all applicants advancing to the final stages of the Catalyst Award review process may be considered for subsequent funding in the form of an Accelerator Award, the second phase of the Global Competition, worth $150,000 to more than $1 million USD. Finally, in the third phase, the NAM will issue one or more Grand Prizes of up to $5 million USD for a breakthrough in healthy longevity.
For inspiration, check out the winners of the previous cycles of NAM Catalyst Awards, who have backgrounds in public service, computer science, clinical medicine, biomedical research, public health, and more.
The NAM’s U.S.-based Catalyst Award competition is part of a global initiative to extend the human healthspan. There are a number of Catalyst Award competitions worldwide that are open to innovators in over 50 countries and territories! Click here to see all the open competitions and their application windows.
Apply today for a chance to share your innovative idea with the world—and transform the future of aging!
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- Tweet this! .@theNAMedicine #HealthyLongevity Catalyst Awards are back for another cycle! Applications open January 23—Submit a 2-page narrative for a chance at $50K and an opportunity to transform the future of aging: https://nam.edu/Catalyst-Award-Guidelines
- Tweet this! Starting on January 23, the NAM’s #HealthyLongevity Catalyst Awards will accept applications for the 2023 cycle—Learn more about how a Catalyst Award can kick-start your innovative idea & transform the field of aging: https://nam.edu/Catalyst-Award-Guidelines
- Tweet this! Do you have an idea that could help people stay healthy, productive, & socially connected as they age? Submit a simple 2-page narrative application for the opportunity to win a $50K #HealthyLongevity Catalyst Award from @theNAMedicine: https://nam.edu/Catalyst-Award-Guidelines
- Tweet this! Last year, 25 innovators each received $50K & global recognition for their breakthrough ideas to extend the human healthspan. Could you be next? Apply today for a #HealthyLongevity Catalyst Award from @theNAMedicine: https://nam.edu/Catalyst-Award-Guidelines
- Tweet this! .@theNAMedicine designed a simple competition to find the next big idea in #healthylongevity. A 2-page narrative is all it takes to be considered for a $50K cash prize! Apply by March 6: https://nam.edu/Catalyst-Award-Guidelines
- Tweet this! Calling all Innovators! The @theNAMedicine is seeking ideas from any field with the potential to promote human health & well-being throughout the lifespan. Think your project can transform the field of #HealthyLongevity? Apply for a Catalyst Award today: https://nam.edu/Catalyst-Award-Guidelines
- Tweet this! Applying for a Catalyst Award can open the doors to innovation in #HealthyLongevity & unlock future funding opportunities of up to $5M USD! Learn more about how a 2-page narrative can kick-start your idea & offer eligibility for larger prizes: https://nam.edu/Catalyst-Award-Guidelines
- Tweet this! Catalyst Awards offer $50K USD in seed funding for bold ideas in #HealthyLongevity, opportunities for international recognition, & eligibility for subsequent funding. Upload a simple 2-page narrative for these opportunities & more! https://nam.edu/Catalyst-Award-Guidelines
- Tweet this! Beyond $50K seed funding, the #HealthyLongevity Catalyst Awards offers international collaboration & networking, professional development, & prospects for subsequent funding. A mere 2-page narrative can unlock access to these opportunities—https://nam.edu/Catalyst-Award-Guidelines
- A funding opportunity unlike any other! Calling all innovators—creative researchers, trailblazing technologists, inspired non-profit leaders, and imaginative start-ups! The National Academy of Medicine’s Healthy Longevity Catalyst Awards is accepting bold, new ideas to promote health throughout the lifespan from January 23, 2023, to March 6, 2023, at 11:59 pm EST. Individuals and teams from all disciplines and sectors with novel ideas to extend human health and well-being, at any stage of life, are invited to apply. The competition is simple—a 2-page narrative submission is all it takes to be considered for an award worth $50K. Review the guidelines and start your application today! https://nam.edu/Catalyst-Award-Guidelines
- A 2-page narrative application is all it takes to be considered for a $50K Healthy Longevity Catalyst Award! Open to researchers, entrepreneurs, innovators, & practitioners from any background, sector, or career stage.
NAM Catalyst Awards reward bold, new, potentially transformative ideas to extend the human healthspan – or years of life marked by good health, productivity, & social connectedness.
Awardees will each receive a cash prize of $50K and become part of a global network with exclusive opportunities to compete for additional funding.
Click to learn more about our uniquely simple application process & see past winners. https://nam.edu/Catalyst-Award-Guidelines
- Individuals with exciting new or early-stage projects with the potential to improve the mental, physical, or social health and well-being of individuals at any age are encouraged to apply for the 2023 National Academy of Medicine’s Healthy Longevity Catalyst Awards. Awardees each receive a cash prize of $50,000 and become part of a global network with exclusive opportunities to compete for additional funding. In addition, all applicants advancing to the final stages of the review process are automatically considered for subsequent funding in the form of an Accelerator Award, the second phase of the Global Competition, worth $150,000 to more than $1 million USD.
We encourage you to share this opportunity with your network and consider starting your application today! https://nam.edu/Catalyst-Award-Guidelines
- Catalyst Awardee Vidisha Mohad is a postdoctoral research fellow studying aging-related changes in gut barrier function. She’s able to expand her work by using the prize funding on unconventional organ-on-chip technology.
Not only does Vidisha hope to make an impact in the field of healthy longevity, but she’s also determined to inspire young women and individuals who may not have professional role models of their same race or gender. If you have an idea that has the potential to extend the human healthspan, the Catalyst Award can help get your project off the ground. Submit a 2-page narrative today for your chance at $50K! https://nam.edu/Catalyst-Award-Guidelines
- Catalyst Award-winner and entrepreneur Igor Dzhekiev’s innovative biomarker app can detect early signs of Parkinson’s disease by invisibly monitoring a patient for micro-abnormalities. With his work and funding from the NAM, he hopes to see AI algorithms develop the ability to detect disease symptoms at the same rate as humans.
This year, the NAM is seeking to fund a cohort of new or early-stage innovative ideas, like Igor’s, that consider unique approaches to promoting health & well-being as we age. Submit a simple 2-page narrative for a chance to win $50K in seed funding & open other opportunities for larger prizes. Learn more: https://nam.edu/Catalyst-Award-Guidelines
- Kate Hyun won a Catalyst Award by applying her engineering knowledge to advance healthy longevity. Her innovative tool helps older adults assess their driving to help ensure safe mobility in the later years.
Advances in many fields and industries present opportunities to address broader societal issues pertaining to healthy longevity. Can your field contribute solutions for healthy aging? Consider submitting a simple 2-page narrative for a chance at $50K to grow your idea: https://nam.edu/Catalyst-Award-Guidelines
- Aerospace engineer turned biologist George Sutphin is looking to existing therapies to identify effective treatments to combat aging with his Catalyst Award-winning project. His synergistic approach applies biology, genetics, and engineering to develop interventions capable of extending healthy lifespan and combating age-associated disease in humans.
This year, the NAM will issue up to 20 Catalyst Awards. A relatively short narrative is all it takes to jumpstart your innovative idea. If you have something bold and interesting that could ultimately lead to a breakthrough, this is a good place to get started: https://nam.edu/Catalyst-Award-Guidelines
- Irina Timofte’s Catalyst Award-winning project looks to delay aging at a cellular level to prolong a healthy life and decrease age-related disorders. Her work has the potential to identify new and critical interventions that can be directed to decrease susceptibility to chronic disease, frailty, and disability in older adults.
Think you have the next breakthrough to extend the human healthspan? Apply for a NAM Catalyst Award today for $50k in seed funding, international recognition, and opportunities for global collaboration: https://nam.edu/Catalyst-Award-Guidelines
- Vineet Raghu is a computer scientist-turned-health researcher and a Catalyst Award winner. He developed a model that uses AI to understand lifestyle impacts on age and health. With the prize funding, he hopes to expand his work and integrate his model into routine patient care.
Think your project or idea can promote health and well-being as we age?
The NAM is offering $50,000 in seed funding for projects that have the potential to transform the field of healthy aging, originating in any sector or field. Kick-start your career with this opportunity today! https://nam.edu/Catalyst-Award-Guidelines
- David Pepin is combatting the relative lack of focus on women’s aging with his prizewinning work to prevent or delay the negative health outcomes associated with menopause. His innovative research has the potential to expand our understanding of women’s aging.
Do you have an innovative idea to make progress in the field of healthy longevity? This year, the NAM will issue up to 20 Catalyst Awards that offer $50,000 in seed funding, opportunities to collaborate with a global audience, and prospects to unlock subsequent funding. Apply for a Catalyst Award today! https://nam.edu/Catalyst-Award-Guidelines
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