Alzheimer's Association Grants

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Grant Name Eligibility Guidelines Important Dates
Supporting Research in Health Disparities, Policy and Ethics in Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Research (HPE-ADRD) Researchers with faculty appointments (e.g. Assistant Professor (entry level)) and Associate Professor (mid level) in a public and private non-profit entity, such as universities, colleges, hospitals, and laboratories are encouraged to apply. Recipients must have less than 15 years from their doctorate (Ph.D.) or terminal degree. Primary applicants must be able to serve as the leading investigator on a grant for their organization / institution.

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Letter of Intent deadline: January 9, 2024, 5 p.m. ET

Application deadline: April 2, 2024, 5 p.m. ET

Application review: April - August 2024

Award notifications: By August 30, 2024
Alzheimer’s Association and NACC New Investigators Awards Program (NIAP) You must be a new investigator, defined as post-doctoral fellows, residents, or junior faculty that have not yet been promoted to associate professor rank (M.D. or Ph.D.), within 10 years of rank, and not already having had an R01 grant at the time of applying for a NIAP. Researchers and investigators with a higher or lower academic rank are not eligible to apply.

New investigators must be affiliated with an ADRC. ADRC Directors must provide a letter to confirm that the new investigator is affiliated with their ADRC. A template for the letter is provided in the online application materials.

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Letter of Intent deadline: November 30, 2023, 5 p.m. ET

Application deadline: February 16, 2024, 5 p.m. ET

Application review: February - April 2024

Award notifications: May 2024
2024 Part the Cloud Translational (PTC) Research for Alzheimer’s Disease Program Targeting investigators from non-profit and small for-profit organizations.

Projects should be Phase 1 studies or pilot small-scale Phase 2a studies for repurposed drugs.

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Letter of Intent deadline: November 15, 2023, 5 p.m. ET

Application deadline: January 31, 2024, 5 p.m. ET

Application review: February - March 2024

Second-level review: April 2024

Award notifications: By April 15, 2024
Alzheimer's Association Funding Program for Global Real-Word Data Programs (ALZ-RWD)
 

Proposals must:

  • Support the infrastructure, data and / or impact of a RWD platform that has, or plans to have, international, national or significant regional reach.
  • Enhance alignment and collaboration between global platforms, including with ALZ-NET.
  • Have the potential to advance health equity.

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Pre-submission inquiries are accepted at any time.
Advancing Research on Care and Outcome Measurement 3.0 (ARCOM) In general, scientists and clinicians from public, private research laboratories, medicalcenters, non-profit research institutes, hospitals and universities from around the world are eligible to apply.

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Letter of intent deadline: September, 20, 2023, 5 p.m. ET

Application deadline: November 29, 2023, 5 p.m. ET

Application review: November-January 2023-2024

Award notifications: By February 29, 2024
Capacity Building in International Dementia Research Program This opportunity is open to institutions/organizations in Low- and Middle-Income countries (LMIC) where prior research funding has been received. The Project Lead must be a full-time faculty member or full-time paid employee of the organization submitting the proposal.

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Letter of intent deadline: August 2, 2023, 5 p.m. ET

Application deadline: December 15, 2023, 5 p.m. ET 

Application review: December 2023

Award notifications: By March 29, 2024
The Alzheimer’s Association & The Foundation of the American Society of Neuroradiology Funding Opportunity, Imaging Research in Alzheimer’s and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases


 
Awards made through this joining initiative support investigators at every professional stage and are also designed to help talented scientists establish careers in Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative imaging research.

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Letter of intent deadline: June 5, 2023, 5 p.m. ET

Application deadline: September 7, 2023, 5 p.m. ET 

Application review: September - December 2023

Award notifications: By December 20, 2023
ISTAART Grant Program for Conferences and Convenings (IGPCC)  The IGPCC Grant Program is open to ISTAART PIA Executive Committee Members to submit on behalf of the PIA.

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Application deadline: January 19, 2024, 5 p.m. ET (Cycle C)

Application review: January - February 2024 (Cycle C)

Award notifications: By mid-March 2024 (Cycle C)

The program will have 4 cycles throughout the year.
Endolysosomal Activity in Alzheimer’s (E2A) Grant Program The E2A Grant Program is open to researchers at academic institutions as well as small companies. Both non-profits and small for-profit organizations are eligible. 

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Letter of intent deadline: March 2, 2023, 5 p.m. ET

Application deadline: May 1, 2023,
5 p.m. ET 

Application review: May – June 2023

Award notifications: By June 30, 2023
Alzheimer’s Association World Wide FINGERS Network Funding Program (ALZ WW-FNFP) Applicants must be a member of the World Wide FINGERS Network.

Studies must be equivalent in planning to a Level 2 or Level 1, as described in Kivipelto et al (2020) Alzheimer’s & Dementia.

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Pre-submission inquiries are accepted at any time.
APOE Biology in Alzheimer’s (ABA) - Implications for Biological Underpinnings, Risk, Progression and Outcomes Researchers at academic institutions and small companies.

Both non-profit and small for-profit organizations are eligible.

The principal investigator of the project must be a full-time faculty member or paid employee of the organization submitting the proposal.

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Letter of intent deadline: February 24, 2022, 5 p.m. ET

Application deadline: May 3, 2022,
5 p.m. ET

Application review: May-June 2022

Award notifications: By July 15, 2022
Alzheimer’s Association Clinician Scientist Fellowship (AACSF) Program Targeting individuals with clinical service and licensure (M.D., D.O., Ph.D.); 18 years from terminal degree is required.

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Letter of intent deadline: February 28, 2024, 5 p.m. ET

Application deadline: May 1, 2024,
5 p.m. ET

Award notifications: Prior to August 30, 2024
Alzheimer’s Association Clinician Scientist Fellowship to Promote Diversity (AACSF-D) Targeting individuals with clinical service and licensure (M.D., D.O., Ph.D.); 18 years from terminal degree is required.

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Letter of intent deadline: February 28, 2024, 5 p.m. ET

Application deadline: May 1, 2024,
5 p.m. ET

Award notifications: Prior to August 30, 2024
Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship (AARF) Targeting postdoc, instructor-level researchers; 13 years from Ph.D is required.

Mentor required.

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Letter of intent deadline: February 28, 2024, 5 p.m. ET

Application deadline: May 1, 2024,
5 p.m. ET

Award notifications: Prior to August 30, 2024
Alzheimer's Association Research Fellowship to Promote Diversity (AARF-D) Targeting postdoc, instructor-level researchers; 13 years from Ph.D is required.

Mentor required.

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Letter of intent deadline: February 28, 2024, 5 p.m. ET

Application deadline: May 1, 2024,
5 p.m. ET

Award notifications: Prior to August 30, 2024
Alzheimer's Association Research Grant (AARG) Targeting newly independent investigators (assistant professor and above); 18 years of terminal degree is required.

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Letter of intent deadline: February 28, 2024, 5 p.m. ET

Application deadline: May 1, 2024,
5 p.m. ET

Award notifications: Prior to August 30, 2024
Alzheimer's Association Research Grant to Promote Diversity (AARG-D) Targeting newly independent investigators (assistant professor and above); 18 years of terminal degree is required.

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Letter of intent deadline: February 28, 2024, 5 p.m. ET

Application deadline: May 1, 2024,
5 p.m. ET

Award notifications: Prior to August 30, 2024
Alzheimer's Association Research Grant — New to the Field (AARG-NTF) Targeting investigators (assistant professor and above) who haven’t published or been funded in Alzheimer’s or any neurodegenerative disease.

In recent years, oncology, immunology, rheumatology, computer science / engineering investigators have been represented.

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Letter of intent deadline: February 28, 2024, 5 p.m. ET

Application deadline: May 1, 2024,
5 p.m. ET

Award notifications: Prior to August 30, 2024
Alzheimer's Association Research Grant to Promote Diversity — New to the Field (AARG-D-NTF) Targeting investigators (assistant professor and above) who haven’t published or been funded in Alzheimer’s or any neurodegenerative disease.

In recent years, oncology, immunology, rheumatology, computer science / engineering investigators have been represented.

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Letter of intent deadline: February 28, 2024, 5 p.m. ET

Application deadline: May 1, 2024,
5 p.m. ET

Award notifications: Prior to August 30, 2024
The Zenith Fellows Award Program (Zenith) The objective of the Zenith grant program is to provide major support for investigators who have:
 
  • Contributed significantly to the dementia science field — Alzheimer’s and all other dementia research.
  • Made significant contributions to other areas of science and are now beginning to focus more directly on problems related to Alzheimer’s and all other dementia.
  • Are likely to make substantial contributions in the future.
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Letter of Intent Deadline: Novmember 14, 2023, 5 p.m. ET

Application Deadline: March 15, 2024,
5 p.m. ET

Award Notifications: By August 30, 2024
 

Partnership Funding Programs

Partnership Funding Programs are jointly funded by the Alzheimer's Association and other foundations and organizations. View the grants' eligibility guidelines and important dates. You can also select a grant for more information. All of our grants are open to U.S. and international researchers.

Grant Name Eligibility Guidelines Important Dates
The Tau Pipeline Enabling Program (T-PEP) Targeting investigators from non-profit and small for-profit organizations.

Projects should be i) lead discovery and optimization, ii) target validation and iii) IND-enabling studies, including cGMP scale-up/manufacture and animal efficacy studies.

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Letter of intent deadline: August 30, 2023, 5 p.m. ET

Application deadline: December 13, 2023, 5 p.m. ET

Award notifications: By February 29, 2024
Pilot Awards for Global Brain Health Leaders (Invitation Only) Targeting Atlantic Fellows at GBHI, including alumni, who have not previously received a Pilot Awards for Global Brain Health Leaders award.

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Letter of Intent deadline: March 6, 2024, 11:59 p.m. ET

Phase 1 Submission deadline: May 8, 2024, 11:59 p.m. ET

Phase 2 Submission deadline: July 10, 2024, 11:59 p.m. ET

Award notifications: By October 11, 2024
 

Archived Grants and Programs

Grant Name
Alzheimer’s Association Leveraging Model & Data Resources to Advance Alzheimer’s and Dementia Discovery Program (ALZ Discovery Grant Program)
National Academy of Neuropsychology & Alzheimer’s Association Funding Opportunity
Part the Cloud-Gates Partnership Grant Program: Bioenergetics and Inflammation
Alzheimer’s Innovation Award (AIA)
Biomarkers Across Neurodegenerative Diseases (BAND)
Mechanisms of Cellular Death in NeuroDegeneration (MCDN)
Alzheimer’s Combination Therapy Opportunities (ACTO)
Robert W. Katzman, M.D., Clinical Research Training Scholarship
Sex and Gender in Alzheimer's (SAGA 23)