Pilot Grant Program

CAPS awards 2 to 4 pilot grants each year to CAPS affiliates and their collaborators. The purpose of the pilot grant program is to:

  • generate new lines of innovative, interdisciplinary, policy-relevant, and cross-institution research in CAPS signature and cross-cutting themes
  • encourage innovative team science in the demography and economics of aging
  • accelerate research and external funding success of CAPS affiliates

Each fall, CAPS affiliates receive a call for pilot proposals. Proposals are due in January.

Questions about the pilot program should be sent to CAPS@maxwell.syr.edu

Click on the links below for more information on the pilot grants awarded by CAPS.

 2020-2021

 Health Shocks and Changes in Spatial Proximity between Parents and Children

The Consequences of Disabilities in Late Middle Age for Consumption Well-Being

Medicare Part D and Disparities in Chronic Disease among the U.S. Elderly Population

2020-2022

Demographic, Geographic, and Temporal Trends in Co-Occurring Use Disorders and Mortality from Opioids, Other Drugs, and Alcohol among Middle-Age and Older Adults in the United States

2021 ADRD Supplement Pilots

Health Shocks and Changes in Spatial Proximity between Parents and Children (Extension) 

Consequences of Disabilities in Late Middle Age for Consumption Well-Being (Extension)

Estimated Arterial Stiffness as a Predictor of Cognitive Decline and Dementia in Middle-Aged and Older Adults

Comparing Alzheimer’s Related Mortality Among People with and without Down Syndrome

Living alone and risk for the development of Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias: When does solitary living matter and why

2021-2022

Increasing access to SNAP for older adults through the Standard Medical Deduction

Elderly Health in Rural America: Impact of Hospital Closure

Effect of Medicaid expansion on low-income, aging adults’ use of informal care