CAPS Teaming Program

The Center for Aging and Policy Studies (CAPS) is accepting applications from CAPS affiliates for its 2021-2022 Teaming Program. The program aims to foster cross-site collaboration among current and future CAPS affiliates at the three CAPS sites—Syracuse University, Cornell University, and University at Albany-SUNY. The CAPS Teaming Program has two options: (1) the research incubator option provides dedicated time to develop a collaborative research project, and (2) the proposal mentoring option provides personalized feedback on an external grant proposal. Typically, option 1 is for collaborative projects in the early stages of development, while option 2 is for more developed research ideas being formulated into a grant application.

We intend to support up to 3 teams per year. Each selected team will be awarded $1,000 – $1,500 to offset collaboration expenses. See the FAQs page for examples of how the funds can be used. The team must meet at least once within four months of receiving the award. During this first year of the program, the team may meet at a CAPS site or on a virtual platform. Each team will submit an annual report for several years describing the outcomes of the program, including publications, presentations, and grants.

Applications should contain: (1) name[s] and contact information of CAPS affiliates and any other scholars who will collaborate in the teaming program, (2) a one-page project proposal, and (3) date(s) of the virtual or onsite visit(s), as well as the location of the latter. Preference for the research incubator option will be given to interdisciplinary teams, and preference for the proposal mentoring option will be given to proposals seeking NIA funding.

Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2021 and continue on a rolling basis. For more information, refer to the FAQs page or contact Jennifer Karas Montez, CAPS Director, at

Research Incubator Application Apply Here

Proposal Mentoring Application Apply Here