The Alzheimer’s Association’s International Research Grant Program Announcement for the 2018 January Program. Letter of Intent is now open. Deadline approaching soon: October 9, 2017

Six funding opportunities for early career professors, postdoctoral researchers, and clinical scientists, with three specific opportunities promoting diversity.

The Alzheimer’s Association is excited to announce its International Research Grant Program Announcement for the 2018 January Program. Application procedures and key dates are now available, visit alz.org/grants for information regarding eligibility and requirements.

The Letter of Intent is now open and must be submitted online thru Proposal Central at http://proposalcentral.altum.com. Letters of intent must be received by October 9, 2017, 5:00 PM ET.

Note: Eligibility updates for some programs, please review details for each program in the full program announcement.

Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant (AARG)The Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant aims to fund investigators who are less than 10 years past their doctoral or post residency (MD or DO) or investigators that are new to Alzheimer’s and related dementia field of research even if past the 10yrs. Individuals who are new to the field of Neuroscience/Alzheimer’s will need to contact the Association at grantsapp@alz.org to receive exception prior to submitting an LOI. Individuals who are new to the field of neuroscience or neurodegeneration (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Lewy body dementia, etc.) will be considered. The purpose of this program is to provide newly independent investigators with funding that will allow them to develop preliminary or pilot data, to test procedures and to develop hypotheses. The intent is to support early-career development that will lay the groundwork for future research grant applications to the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and other funding agencies and groups, including future proposals to the Alzheimer’s Association. This program is a three year (minimum 2 year) award. More details here.

Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant to Promote Diversity (AARG-D) – The Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant to Promote Diversity program is a three year (minimum 2 year) award to increase the number of scientist from underrepresented groups at academic institutions in Alzheimer’s or related dementias research. The AARG-D aims to fund investigators who are less than 10 years past their doctoral or post residency (MD or DO) or investigators that are new to Alzheimer’s and related dementia field of research even if past the 10yrs. Individuals who are new to the field of neuroscience or neurodegeneration (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Lewy body dementia, etc) will be considered. Individuals who are new to the field of Neuroscience/Alzheimer’s will need to contact the Association at grantsapp@alz.org to receive exception prior to submitting an LOI. More details here.

Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship (AARF) –Note: Eligibility updates please review details in the full program announcement. The Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship Award Program is a three year (minimum 2 year) award intended to support exceptional researchers who are engaged in their post-graduate work (i.e. postdoctoral fellows) and before they have their first independent faculty positions (i.e. Assistant Professor) with the goal of bridging the fellow to faculty positions of researchers. Please note, individuals applying to the program will be accepted from postdoctoral fellows with full time positions at their respective institution who have less than 10 years of research experience after receipt of their doctorate or other terminal degree. Individuals who have a position of an Assistant Professorship or above are not eligible. More details here.

Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship to Promote Diversity (AARF-D) – Note: Eligibility updates please review details in the full program announcement. The Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship Award to Promote Diversity Program is a three year (minimum 2 year) award intended to support exceptional researchers who are currently underrepresented at academic institutions in Alzheimer’s or related dementias research and who are engaged in their post-graduate work (i.e. postdoctoral fellows) and before they have their first independent faculty positions (i.e. Assistant Professor) with the goal of bridging fellow to faculty position of researchers. Please note, individuals applying to the program will be accepted from postdoctoral fellows with full time positions at their respective institution who have less than 10 years of research experience after receipt of their doctorate or other terminal degree. Individuals who have a position of an Assistant Professorship or above are not eligible. More details here.

Alzheimer’s Association Clinician Scientist Fellowship (AACSF) – Note: Eligibility updates please review details in the full program announcement. The Alzheimer’s Association Clinician Scientist Fellowship is a three year (minimum 2 year) award. The Alzheimer’s Association recognizes the need to support the training of clinician scientists in Alzheimer’s and related dementias. For the purpose of this program, a clinician scientist is defined as an individual already trained, licensed and practicing in a clinical field that includes patient contact (e.g., neurology, psychiatry, geriatrics, psychology) or patient-related diagnostic studies (e.g., neuropathology and radiology). Applicants who hold an M.D. or D.O. degree or applicants with a Ph.D. who have licensure for clinical practice are eligible. The areas of research that the clinician scientist proposes for funding are not limited to patient-oriented, human subject research, but may also include translational research specifically designed to develop treatments or enhance diagnosis of neurological disease. Please note, individuals applying to the program will be accepted from postdoctoral fellows with full time positions at their respective institution who have less than 10 years of research experience after receipt of their doctorate or other terminal degree. Individuals who have a position of an Assistant Professorship or above are not eligible.

Please note individuals must be currently in a clinical setting. More details here.

Alzheimer’s Association Clinician Scientist Fellowship to Promote Diversity (AACSF-D) – Note: Eligibility updates please review details in the full program announcement. The Alzheimer’s Association Clinician Scientist Fellowship to Promote Diversity is up to three years (minimum 2 years) and is intended to support exceptional clinician scientist who are currently underrepresented at academic institutions in clinical research training in Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Applicants who hold an M.D. or D.O. degree or applicants with a Ph.D. who have licensure for clinical practice are eligible. For the purpose of this fellowship, clinical research is defined as patient-oriented research conducted with human subjects, or translational research specifically designed to develop treatments or enhance diagnosis of neurological disease. These areas of research include epidemiologic or behavioral studies, clinical trials, studies of disease mechanisms, the development of new technologies, and health services and outcomes research.” Disease related studies not directly involving humans or human tissue are also encouraged if the primary goal is the development of therapies, diagnostic tests, or other tools to prevent or mitigate neurological diseases. The Alzheimer’s Association recognizes the need to increase the number of underrepresented clinicians participating in clinical research. The Association anticipates that by providing this funding opportunity, the number of underrepresented physicians entering and remaining in clinical careers in Alzheimer’s disease will increase. Please note, individuals applying to the program will be accepted from postdoctoral fellows with full time positions at their respective institution who have less than 10 years of research experience after receipt of their doctorate or other terminal degree. Individuals who have a position of an Assistant Professorship or above are not eligible.

Please note individuals must be currently in a clinical setting. More details here.

2017 June Program Key Dates:

LOI is now open: deadline – October 9, 2017, 5:00 PM Eastern

Application deadline – November 28, 2017, 5:00 PM Eastern

Award notification – February 15, 2018

 

For more information:

Email: grantsapp@alz.org