Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center calls for pilot project award applications

November 19, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center (MADC) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2019 Pilot Project Program competition. Click on the link below to view more information.

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  • Internal Submission Deadline: Jan. 14, 2019
  • Award Cycle: 2019
  • Discipline/Subject Area: Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, neurology, psychiatry, behavioral and social science, research in aging, biomedical science, clinical physiology and pathophysiology, health services research
  • Funding Available: $35,000

The MADC has made “kick starter” research pilot project funds ($35,000 in direct costs) available to investigators at U-M, Michigan State University, Wayne State University and Veteran Affairs Ann Arbor Health System to test new ideas about the causes and treatment of dementing disorders. The MADC invites members of the scientific community from these partner institutions to submit applications for pilot project funding. Application deadline is 4 p.m. on Jan. 14, 2019.

The MADC is committed to funding at least two pilot projects. The MADC and the U-M Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center are observing the same deadline for research pilot applications. Should a promising application address research issues shared by both centers, the two centers will consider joint funding of the project.

As experts seek to understand and cure Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related dementias, the MADC considers it among its highest priorities to support innovative, high impact research.

The MADC Pilot Project Program is partially supported by the NIH-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Center (ADC) linking the three universities. The ADC’s central theme focuses on identifying, understanding and modulating the numerous non-amyloid factors that contribute to brain dysfunction and neurodegeneration.

The proposed research must be relevant to Alzheimer’s disease and/or non-amyloid related dementias.

Investigators at all levels are encouraged to apply and to contact MADC staff for guidance with the application process. MADC faculty and staff will also be available to assist with grant development.

Applications should be submitted through the U-M Medical School Office of Research Competition Space portal

Click here for more information or contact Arijit Bhaumik at 734-936-8281, email: arijit@umich.edu, or Nancy Laracey at 734-936-8764, email: laracey@umich.edu.