Virginia Center on Aging – Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases Research Award Fund

January 24, 2018 by School of Medicine Webmaster

The Commonwealth of Virginia established the Award Fund in 1982 to promote research into Alzheimer’s and related diseases. Because of a commitment to program balance, the Fund encourages scientifically rigorous applications from a broad spectrum of disciplines. Studies may involve:

  1. the underlying causes, epidemiology, diagnosis, or treatment of Alzheimer’s and related diseases;
  2. policies, programs, and financing for care and support of those affected by Alzheimer’s and related diseases;
  3. or the social and psychological impacts of Alzheimer’s and related diseases upon the individual, family, and community.

Funding. The size of awards varies, but is limited to $45,000 each. Number of awards is contingent upon available funds. Eligibility: Applicants must be affiliated with colleges or universities, research institutes, or other not-for-profit organizations located in Virginia. The Fund encourages partnerships between community-based agencies/facilities and academic institutions in Virginia. Schedule: Letter of Intent: By February 2, 2018 prospective applicants are required to submit a non-binding letter of intent that includes a tentative project title, contact information for the principal investigator, the identities of other personnel and participating institutions, a non-technical abstract, and a 4-5 sentence description of the project in common, everyday language for press release purposes. Letters on letterhead with signature affixed must be uploaded to

Applications. By February 9, 2018 approved applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal. Applications (original and two hard copies) sent by carriers who date stamp on or before the due date, with an electronic copy also e-mailed on or before the due date, will be accepted through the close of business March 1, 2018. NOTE: there are significant changes to application requirements in the Guidelines this year.

Announcement of Awards. Award decisions will be announced by June 22, 2018.

Funding Period. The funding period begins July 1, 2018 and projects must be completed by June 30, 2019.

Deadline:  February 2, 2018 (letters of intent); March 1, 2018 (full proposals)


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