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Alzheimer's Disease Research (ADR) Grants

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Researchers
for Biomedical Research Projects on Alzheimer's Disease

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BrightFocus Foundation

Deadline Date:

11/04/19 5:00 PM EST

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Grants to USA and Territories, Canada, and International researchers at nonprofit organizations and institutions for research on Alzheimer's disease. Funding is intended to support innovative biomedical research projects devoted to the understanding, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure of Alzheimer's and related dementias.

The BrightFocus Foundation's Alzheimer's Disease Research (ADR) program awards funding for biomedical research projects in fields ranging from molecular biology to genetics to epidemiology. Grants are awarded for basic, translational, and clinically oriented research. The goal of the program is to accelerate our understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias as well as innovative approaches to discovering the causes of the disease, delaying its progress, and finding treatment methods.

Preference is made for exciting pilot projects that would not, at their present stage, be competitive for large government or industry awards. Typically, these awards are made to early stage investigators, or to more established investigators who are proposing particularly innovative research.

The ADR program offers two types of awards:

  •  Standard Awards: The standard award provides significant funding for researchers who have already generated some amount of preliminary data, but are often required to demonstrate additional, significant progress before they can apply to governmental or industrial funding agencies.
  •  Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards: Postdoctoral fellowship awards are intended for young researchers in their final stages of mentored training. These awards fund projects in an established laboratory that will serve as the basis for the applicant's own independent research career.

Funding may be awarded for drug discovery projects. For further details about drug discovery projects and for eligible expenses, see the FAQs page in Pre-application Information below.

For examples of funded research and breakthroughs, see the links to further Program Information and Funded Research listed in Pre-Application Information below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175069

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Standard Awards Amount: $300,000 ($100,000 per year for three years)
- Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards amount: $200,000 ($100,000 per year for two years)

Term of Contract:

The Funded Award Start Date is July 1, 2020.

Award durations are as follows:

- Standard Awards can be up to 3 years.
- Fellowship Awards can be up to 2 years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

BrightFocus will fund grants for research at non-profit organizations or institutions only. Each Grantee Institution must submit evidence of its tax-exempt status to BrightFocus prior to the distribution of any Grant including but not limited to, a tax determination from the Internal Revenue Service.

For foreign institutions: Each Grantee Institution must submit evidence of its tax-exempt status to BrightFocus prior to the distribution of any Grant, including but not limited to, a determination of tax-exempt or nonprofit status from their home country of origin.

Postdoctoral Fellowships: These are available to junior and senior postdoctoral fellows. Applicants with pending appointments are eligible to apply, but the appointment must be finalized by the start of the award. A Postdoctoral Research Fellow is defined as follows: "An individual who has received a doctoral degree (or equivalent) and is engaged in a temporary and defined period of mentored advanced training to enhance the professional skills and research independence needed to pursue his or her chosen career path." Fellowships are limited to researchers within 5 years of doctoral degree conferral (or end of residency).

Standard Awards: These are open to tenure- and non-tenure track investigators of any career stage who are appropriately trained to lead an independent research study, and are permitted by their organizations to manage grants and supervise key personnel. Applicants should have completed their formal post-doctoral mentored research training, and must be the intellectual and creative leads for the proposed projects.

All Grants must be used exclusively for research and research equipment, and not for overhead, capital expenditures (capital equipment or construction of buildings), administrative costs or other peripheral costs, except where BrightFocus, in its discretion, may make an exception for costs associated with the publication of the results of the BrightFocus sponsored research in academic journals, or for costs associated with participation in academic conferences. Grants may pay for all or a portion of the salary of the Principal Investigator.

For project eligibility in the case of overlapping grant awards (with scientific or financial overlap), see Terms and Conditions listed in Pre-Application Information below.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application portal: https://brightfocus.smartsimple.us/s_Login.jsp

For questions or difficulties, please contact a representative of the Research Grants office by telephone at 800-437-2423 or email researchgrants@brightfocus.org.

To gauge the competitiveness of your proposal, you may call or write the Vice President for Scientific Affairs, Diane Bovenkamp, Ph.D., at dbovenkamp@brightfocus.org.

Department of Scientific Affairs
BrightFocus Foundation
22512 Gateway Center Drive
Clarksburg, Maryland 20871
1-800-437-2423
info@brightfocus.org

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