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Alzheimer Disease Research Pilot Awards

The Rochester Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research (RCADR), in conjunction with the Ernest J. Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience, announces the availability of Pilot and Feasibility awards (up to $50,000 per award) for basic science and translational projects that advance our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The awarded funds are intended to enable new and established investigators to generate preliminary data that will lead to competitive applications for extramural funding. Alzheimer’s disease represents a uniquely challenging problem with enormous impact in our aging society. Thus, RCARD emphasizes innovative approaches to novel research questions. In many cases we expect that  these approaches will be multidisciplinary, leveraging skillsets and techniques across research laboratories and traditional institutional boundaries.

An internal review committee will work with a panel of independent external reviewers to determine the most competitive projects for support. The Program is administered through the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience.

Application Submission Deadlines

Please send applications by email as a single pdf file attachment to:
Address all other questions about applications to:

The application deadline is 5:00 pm on Monday March 5, 2018
Committee Review will be completed in roughly a month, with funding scheduled to begin in May.

RCADR Request for Pilot Award Applications, 2018