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Types of Research Grants


Grants Overview Types of Grants Process and Timeline Funded Studies

The Alzheimer's Association funds a wide variety of investigations by scientists at every stage of their careers. Each grant is designed to meet the needs of the field and to introduce fresh ideas in Alzheimer's research.




2017 International Research Grant Program - January Program
(August 2016 - January 2017)


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. 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.


Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant to Promote Diversity (AARG-D)

The Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant to Promote Diversity program award is up to three years (minimum 2 years) 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/Alzheimer’s will need to contact the Association at grantsapp@alz.org to receive exception prior to submitting an LOI.


Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship (AARF)

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.


Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship to Promote Diversity (AARF-D)

The Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship Award to Promote Diversity Program is a three year (minimum two 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.


Alzheimer’s Association Clinical Fellowship (AACF)

The Alzheimer’s Association Clinical Fellowship is a three year, (minimum two year) award. The Alzheimer's Association recognizes the need to support clinical research training in Alzheimer's and related dementias. 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. Applicant must be interested in an academic career in clinical research who has completed residency for an M.D or DO (i.e. any degree that allows the applicant to achieve licensure to practice medicine.) or a post-doctoral fellowship (Ph.D.) or both within the past five years. Individuals who are early in their clinical research careers will be given priority. Proposals are strongly encouraged from individuals training in specialties of behavioral neurology and neuropathology, geriatrics with focus on dementia/cognitive disorders, geriatric psychiatry with focus on dementia/cognitive disorders, neuropsychology with focus on dementia/cognitive disorders.


Alzheimer’s Association Clinical Fellowship to Promote Diversity (AACF-D)

The Alzheimer’s Association Clinical Fellowship to Promote Diversity is up to three years, minimum of two years and is intended to support exceptional clinical fellows who are currently underrepresented at academic institutions in clinical research training in Alzheimer's and related dementias. 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.


CLOSED: 2016 Alzheimer’s Combination Therapy Opportunities (ACTO)
April-November 2016

This new grant mechanism, Alzheimer’s Combination Therapy Opportunities (ACTO), aims to provide pilot funding to explore combination therapy opportunities in Alzheimer’s disease. This program will support a biomarker-based combination clinical trial testing repurposed drug combinations through Phase II proof of concept. For detailed information please visit alz.org/ACTO.


CLOSED: The Zenith Fellows Award Program

The objective of this competition is to provide major support for investigators who have: Contributed significantly to the field of Alzheimer’s disease research, Made significant contributions to other areas of science and are now beginning to focus more directly on problems related to Alzheimer‘s disease, and are likely to make substantial contributions in the future.


CLOSED: Part the Cloud: Translational Research Funding for Alzheimer’s Disease (PTC) — Deadline extended to April 8, 2016 for Part the Cloud only

In its fifth iteration, the Alzheimer's Association is pleased to announce the Part the Cloud Translational Research Funding initiative to increase the research efforts in Phase I and Phase II (Proof of Concept) clinical trials directed towards Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias internationally. Both non-profit and small for-profit agencies are eligible. This program is made possible through the generous funding from Part the Cloud, benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association. Now open to international applicants.


 

 

 

For more information: Contact grantsapp@alz.org or call 312.335.5747.