The Duke/UNC Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC, NIA P30AG028716) promotes research and discovery in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (AD+ADRD) through its core resources. The central theme of our ADRC is to identify age-related changes across the lifespan that mediate the development, progression, and experience of Alzheimer’s disease. Applicants are highly encouraged to leverage the services and resources of the ADRC Cores. For example, awardees have access to the expertise of a biostatistician and statistical support may be contributed or contracted, depending on the level of need. More information on Core resources: Duke/UNC ADRC Core Details
Purpose of the Award: The goal of the ADRC developmental project program is to stimulate and support innovative, high potential lines of research related to our theme: to identify age-related changes across the lifespan that contribute to the development, progression, or experience of AD. With this request for applications, we expect to fund at least one 1-year development project beginning July 1, 2023. Projects that represent a collaboration between Duke and UNC investigators are strongly encouraged and are eligible to request funding from both schools. DP awardees are supported by the ADRC Cores listed above. Awardees are expected to pursue external funding in their research area and applications should convey the plan to use findings from the developmental project to inform or justify future applications.