American Federation for Aging Research
Founded in 1981 by the medical doctor Irving Wright, AFAR’s main mission is to encourage medical and research professionals to focus on aging, hastening the development of research into ending age-related diseases. The organization funds grant programs, initiates clinical trials, and drives multiple initiatives, including initatives from the National Institutes of Aging. Researchers in the field are encouraged to apply for grants. Among its principals are the well-known Steven Austad, Nir Barzilai, and James Kirkland.