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News Update – January 21, 2022

Funding Opportunities

The NIA IMPACT Collaboratory is now offering two separate funding opportunities: Career Development Award and the Health Care Systems (HCS) Scholars Program. These opportunities support research and training to increase the nation’s capacity to conduct pragmatic clinical trials (ePCTs) of non-pharmacological interventions within healthcare systems to improve care for people living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and AD-related dementias(AD/ADRD) and their care partners.

Career Development Award: The IMPACT Collaboratory funds up to four Career Development Awards (CDAs) annually. These two-year awards support the development of early-stage MD, PhD, or equivalent researchers who seek careers conducting ePCTs for people living with AD/ADRD and their care partners. Each award will provide $100,000 annually in direct costs with an indirect cost rate capped at 8%.  Applications are due by 5pm ET March 18, 2022. An optional informational webinar will be hosted on February 1, 2022 at 2pm ET to provide investigators with an overview of application details. Pre-registration is required. Register >

Health Care Systems Scholars Program: The Health Care Systems (HCS) Scholars Program offers mid-level to senior researchers an opportunity to develop ePCTs with health care or systems interested in improving the care provided to people living with AD/ADRD and their care partners. These one year awards are for up to $120,000 in direct costs with an indirect cost rate capped at 8%. Letters of Intent are required and due by 5pm ET February 8, 2022. An optional informational webinar about the program will be hosted on January 20, 2022 at 1:15pm ET to provide investigators with an overview of the program and application details. Pre-registration is required. Register >


The Alzheimer’s Association is offering a new funding opportunity: Alzheimer’s Disease Strategic Fund: APOE Biology in Alzheimer’s (ABA) – Implications for Biological Underpinnings, Risk, Progression and Outcomes. The ABA Grant Program solicits projects that aim to address some of the key challenges in Alzheimer’s research today as related to APOE contributions and biology, including but not limited to: causes of the disease, experimental models of disease, early and accurate detection and diagnosis, treatment, and tool development. The maximum grant amount is $300,000; with anticipated funding ranges to be $150,000 to $300,000 depending on the project scope. Learn more >


Inaugural meeting of the ADRD IDEAS Forum is next Tuesday!

All trainees (fellows, postdocs, junior faculty, residents, research associates, etc.) interested in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) are invited to attend the inaugural meeting of the ADRD IDEAS Forum to be held monthly by the Duke-UNC ADRC. The forum will be directed towards early-career investigators from Duke, UNC-CH, ECU, NCCU, and UNC-Pembroke. Please share this opportunity with them.

Gwenn Garden, MD, PhD, will be the guest speaker for the first forum session scheduled for Tuesday, January 25 at 4:30pm EST via Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://duke.zoom.us/j/92852229899?pwd=WXBpSXhFT2Qxa2syREVaREJsWUExUT09

The Interaction- and Discussion-Enablers for Alzheimer’s disease Science (IDEAS) Forum:

  • The IDEAS Forum is a dynamic, trainee-oriented series sponsored by the Duke/UNC ADRC to catalyze Alzheimer’s disease research among early-career investigators from Duke, UNC-CH, ECU, NCCU, and UNC-Pembroke.
  • Occurring monthly, IDEAS Forum content will vary and include: works-in-progress presentations, journal club-style review of recent publications, guest lectures, feedback on grant proposals, and career development offerings.
  • Trainees at all levels will be afforded the opportunity to help select topics/speakers, and to design the format of upcoming sessions (monthly sessions may expand to occur more frequently if desired).
  • The IDEAS Forum is open to participants across all levels of training, from undergraduates to junior faculty, who are interested in research on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Investigators in related fields interested in expanding into AD research are particularly encouraged to participate.

Join the ADRD IDEAS Forum listserv!

Contact Michelle Cooley for more information: michelle.cooley@duke.edu