Fesler-Lampert Chair in Aging Studies
The Fesler-Lampert Chair in Aging Studies is a one-year appointment awarded to a faculty member to support research in aging that enhances and develops their own career in addition to the University’s scholarly capacity in aging science. All interested faculty from across the University are invited to apply. The Fesler-Lampert Chair in Aging Studies is made possible through an endowment from David and Elizabeth Fesler.
Applicants must be faculty members in good standing. All work conducted under the auspices of this appointment must acknowledge the funding source. On completion of the grant year, the Fesler-Lampert Chair will submit an annual report outlining how the endowment was used and whether the aims of the project were fulfilled to the Director of the Center for Healthy Aging and Innovation (CHAI), the Vice President for Research, the Executive Vice President and Provost, the Saint Paul Foundation (which administers the grant), and the donors.
The Fesler-Lampert Chair in Aging Studies award should be used to develop a tangible product such as pilot research work (applied or basic), to consolidate knowledge from work already undertaken, to work on a larger scholarly project such as a book or monograph, or to redirect existing scholarly work into the field of aging. Although most applicants will have a background of work related to aging, we encourage faculty who want to extend their previous work into the field of aging to apply. These applicants should clearly state the reasons for their new interest in aging, how they plan to apply their expertise to issues related to aging, and their plans for continuing this work after the grant period. During the award year, the Chair should also disseminate progress and results of the project through an appropriate format, such as a lecture, in cooperation with the Director of CHAI.