MICRA announces Seedcorn projects

The Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA) has confirmed six awards for its Seedcorn projects.

Three of the multi/inter-disciplinary projects are fully-funded by MICRA, while the Institute has also secured external funding from the Centre for Ageing Better and Pensions Policy Institute who will fully fund one project each. Furthermore, one project will be joint-funded by MICRA and the Manchester China Institute (MCI).

“Trajectory of allostatic load among older Chinese: A life-course approach to biological ageing,” by Dr Asri Maharani in the School of Health Sciences, “Does fatigue predictably alter visual attention and memory retrieval efficiencies in older people?” by Dr Oliver Gray in the School of Biological Sciences, and “Analysis of immune cell phenotype and heterogeneity in young versus aged wounds,” by Dr Kimberly Mace in the School of Biological Sciences, will be MICRA-funded.

The Centre for Ageing Better will fund “Growing older in Collyhurst, a site of urban regeneration – A co-research project designing age-friendly social housing,” by Dr Sophie Yarker in the School of Social Sciences, while Pensions Policy Institute will fund “Pensions and Divorce – Exploratory Analysis of Quantitative Data,” by Professor Debora Price in the School of Social Sciences.

“Socio-cultural participation and wellbeing of older people in China and UK,” by Dr Nan Zhang, who is a Presidential Fellow in the School of Social Sciences, will be jointly-funded by MICRA and the MCI, another University of Manchester Institute

The next call for MICRA Seedcorn funding is due later in the year and further information/promotion of this funding opportunity will be available in Autumn 2020.

For further details please contact Kerry Jones at kerry.jones@manchester.ac.uk or micra@manchester.ac.uk.

You can also find more information on the MICRA website.

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