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The Global Consortium for Reproductive Longevity & Equality (GCRLE) at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, made possible by the Bia-Echo Foundation, announces the 2023 GCRLE Scholar Awards recipients. These 28 scientists comprise a global group who share a vision of advancing research to better understand the underlying causes of female reproductive aging. Grantees were selected by an esteemed Scientific Advisory Council composed of leaders in the fields of aging and reproductive biology and range from early career scientists to established scholars in the field.

Grants totaling $7.1 million will be awarded over 2 years, with flexibility in budgeting for maximum creativity. “We are thrilled to support groundbreaking scientific research that will change the narrative around reproductive longevity and reveal the key factors that contribute to ovarian aging, ultimately extending the overall health and well-being of women. Our mission goes beyond addressing fertility and menopause; it’s about equality” – Jennifer Garrison, Co-Founder and Director, GCRLE.

The Global Consortium for Reproductive Longevity & Equality (GCRLE) is a moonshot initiative to tackle female reproductive aging, launched at the Buck Institute in partnership with the Bia-Echo Foundation in 2019. We want to figure out what drives ovarian aging and develop interventions to slow or reverse it. The GCRLE’s role is to facilitate and accelerate translating scientific discoveries from the lab into useful products and therapies that positively impact the lives of women around the world and advance equality. We are building an intellectual network of scientists in academia and biotech, clinicians, funders, and thought leaders from all over the world to promote a collaborative dialogue about women, aging, and health.