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    News Update – December 8

    Funding Opportunities for Duke/UNC Researchers
    Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

    Letters of Intent due on Monday, December 13!

     The Duke/UNC Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) is pleased to announce the release of THREE funding opportunities for researchers at Duke and UNC studying Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact program faculty to discuss proposal plans prior to submission. Start date for all awards is July 1, 2022.

    The Ann B. Bussell (ABB) award, made possible by generous funding from the Ruth K. Broad Biomedical Research Foundation, will make a two-year award in the amount of $100k per year. Letter of intent due December 13, 2021; full application due February 16, 2022.

    RFA: https://dukeuncadrc.org/files/2021/11/RFA.ABBaward.Nov4_.pdf

    The Duke/UNC ADRC is seeking applications for ADRC developmental projects (DPs) with budgets up to $75K per year for one or two years; up to three ADRC DPs will be awarded*. Letter of intent due December 13, 2021; full application due February 16, 2022.

    RFA: https://dukeuncadrc.org/files/2021/11/RFA.ADRC_.DP_.2021.Nov4_.pdf

    The Duke/UNC ADRC Research Education Component (REC) is soliciting applications for ADRC REC Scholars who are postdoctoral students, advanced fellows, or junior faculty (within 3 years of appointment). Candidates  must  hold  an  appropriate academic or clinical appointment at Duke University, UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Pembroke, North Carolina Central University, or East  Carolina  University  by  the  award  start-date  of  July  1,  2022.

    Each REC Scholar will receive access to curriculum and Core services of the ADRC as well as $10,000 in direct funding per year for two years which can be used toward salary, tuition, travel, or career development activities.

    Schedule a meeting with a REC leader to discuss application and eligibility. Meeting should occur by December 17th, 2021. Please contact REC leaders early to allow adequate opportunity to find an available meeting time.

    Full application due Jan 28, 2022.

    RFA: https://dukeuncadrc.org/files/2021/11/RFA-REC-2021-Nov5.pdf

    *Please read the eligibility criteria for the ABB and the DP awards carefully, as they are slightly different.  Applicants with a proposal that is eligible for both the ABB and the DP mechanisms have the opportunity to submit a single application, which will be first considered for the ABB award and if not selected for the ABB award, automatically receive consideration for funding by the ADRC DP program. The administrative team will work with applicants to revise scope and budget, as needed, to transition an ABB proposal to a DP proposal. Applicants may submit different project proposals for each mechanism, provided there is no scientific overlap in the proposed projects.