Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) 

2007-8 Pilot Project Grant Program

Related Links:

Other data sources on midlife,
aging, and the life course:

Changing Lives of Older
Older Couples (CLOC)




National Longitudinal


National Survey of Families
and Households (NSFH)


Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID)

Wisconsin Longitudinal
Study (WLS)


Pilot Grant Program

Two pilot project grants will be awarded for innovative interdisciplinary research on adult health and well-being, with an emphasis on integrative approaches to understanding life course and subgroup variations in physical, socio-emotional, and cognitive functioning. All research must be based on the National Survey of Midlife Development in the United States (MIDUS) data set, or its satellite studies including the National Study of Daily Experiences (NSDE) and sibling/twin subsample studies. Grants of up to $15,000 (total costs) will be awarded to investigators from a variety of disciplines.

For detailed information on the pilot grant program and application process, click here. 

For information on the past pilot grant recipients and their research projects, click here

For general information on the MIDUS project, including the study investigators and a list of recent publications, click here.

Applications should be e-mailed NO LATER than July 9, 2007 to: Dr Deborah Carr, Center for Demography of Health and Aging, University of Wisconsin, 1180 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706. For further information, call  608-262-9856 or send e-mail to carr@ssc.wisc.edu.

Online Documents to Assist Proposal Preparation:

Grant applications will require a detailed proposal, outlining the analyses to be conducted with the MIDUS I and/or MIDUS II data, NSDE data, or affiliate studies. The data sets and code books can be accessed online, at the following sites:


This page updated April 7, 2007..