The VitaDAO Fellowship: Funding the next generation of Longevity Enthusiasts
VitaDAO received over 200 applications for a 3rd VitaDAO Fellow Cohort.
These funds were made possible by generous donors on Gitcoin
, in addition to the funding provided by VitaDAO (VDP-57
By providing grants up to 3,000 USD, the fellowship financially supports upcomers in the field to attend longevity conferences, fund research, and afford tuition to longevity programs.
Two cohorts, totaling 48 VitaDAO fellows, have been funded with over $45,000 USDC! Current VitaDAO Fellows have taken active roles in VitaDAO and are part of the exclusive VitaDAO Fellows network.
New VitaSpotlight Series: Exploring Rapamycin - a Promising Aging Intervention?
Vita Fellow Adrian Moliere and Tomas Schmauck-Medina explore Rapamycin’s mechanism of action and its potential. Additionally, Professor Mikhail Blagosklonny weighs in on the idea that inhibiting pathways responsible for growth also slows aging:
Find out more about how genetic knockouts or interventions showing the greatest increase in lifespan are targeting growth-, and not damage repair signaling pathways.
Exciting collab with Research Hub:
Contribute to a Community Driven Review Paper
What are the most reliable longevity biomarkers, and how can they be evaluated? Alongside ResearchHub, VitaDAO is offering a bounty of 3,000 $VITA + 50,000 $RSC to be split among individuals who contribute to a community-driven review paper exploring current biomarkers for longevity.
Are you interested in exploring the pros and cons of different longevity biomarkers? Join the discussion on VitaDAO’s Discourse.
Governance: Funding Vita Fellows and Governance Updates
October’s Passed Proposals
: $10k for the next VitaDAO Longevity Fellowship Batch
As a result of this passed proposal, VitaDAO will donate $10,000 USDC to fund VitaDAO Longevity Fellows. VitaDAO Fellows can apply to receive micro-grants of up to $2,000 USDC.
: VitaDAO Governance Amendment #3
As a result of this passed proposal, seven changes will be made to VitaDAO’s governance framework
. These changes include a time limit of three months for phase 2 proposals, a mandatory seven-day waiting period for phase 2 proposals after the last significant change to the proposal, a formal on- and offboarding process for managers and authors on VitaDAO’s Snapshot space, changes to the on- and offboarding process of becoming a signer on VitaDAO’s multi-signature wallets, introduction of “Stakeholders” as a new user type
, and amendments to the Code of Conduct.
Live on the Vita Governance Forum - discuss and vote!
Find all of VitaDAO’s pending live proposals on Discourse
, VitaDAO’s governance hub for proposals before they are moved on-chain. These proposals are open for engagement, voting, and questions! This month, several new proposals were added to Discourse:
This proposal suggests governance improvement by “batching” VitaDAO’s governance into seasons, with each four-month season consisting of a Governance Phase and an Execution Phase. Within the season, the Governance Phase lasts 6 weeks and the rest is the Execution Phase where ideas proposed during the Governance Phase are executed.
This proposal requests $300k USDC to fund the discovery and development of a novel antiglycation and anticross-linking agent aimed at decreasing ECM stiffness.
VDP-62: Budget Allocation to Sponsor Longevity and Aging Conferences
This proposal requests 20,000 USDC to sponsor eight months of Longevity and Aging Conferences and Events and requests that the SciComm and Awareness WG be given the power to decide which events to sponsor.
Meet Key Longevity WG Contributor: Paolo Binetti