2023 Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant – New to the Field (AARG-NTF)
Award amount and duration:
Applicants must be Assistant Professors or above at their respective academic institution and who are new to the field of neuroscience or neurodegeneration (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Lewy body dementia, etc.).
- If the applicant’s institution does not have an Assistant Professor position, the letter of employment should include sufficient information to allow the Alzheimer’s Association staff to evaluate the eligibility of the applicant.
- Applicants must contact the Alzheimer’s Association at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an exception prior to submitting an LOI. Please include your full CV, which must include full publication and funding record (biosketches are not accepted).
- A doctoral degree is not required for applicants to this program
- Applicants should not have more than 1 publication as first or last author in Alzheimer’s or other dementia field; middle authorships do not count against applicants when determining eligibility
- Applicants should not have more than $200,000 in current or past funding for Alzheimer’s and other dementia; this includes any supplements to awards where competitive review of the supplement was performed
APPLICANTS MUST CONTACT THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION AT GRANTSAPP@ALZ.ORG TO VERIFY ELIGIBILITY AND INQUIRE REGARDING ANY POSSIBLE EXCEPTION PRIOR TO SUBMITTING AN LOI. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SUBMIT AN LOI WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE AFTER THE LOI DEADLINE HAS PASSED.
The Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant – New to the Field award aims to fund investigators who are new to Alzheimer’s and related dementia fields of research. The purpose of this program is to provide independent investigators with unique expertise and apply their knowledge to Alzheimer’s and related dementia
This program aims to provide these investigators with funding to establish a research path in Alzheimer’s and related dementia, to develop preliminary or pilot data, to test procedures and to develop hypotheses. Individuals who are new to the field of neuroscience or neurodegeneration (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Lewy body dementia, etc.) will be considered for this program. The intent is to support research that will lay the groundwork for future research grant applications to federal or other funding entities, like the National Institutes of Health, including future proposals to the Alzheimer's Association. The Alzheimer’s Association recognizes the need to increase the number of scientists from underrepresented groups in the research enterprise.
This program is not intended for investigators that have and/or are working in neurodegeneration-related research, nor early career researchers; this program is intended for investigators from other disciplines applying their expertise to Alzheimer’s and related dementia research. The goal of the New to the Field program is to provide an opportunity for investigators with expertise outside neurodegenerative research to apply their expertise to advance and accelerate Alzheimer’s and related dementia. Competitive applications to this program emphasize how the specific expertise/approach will advance research.
The mechanism of the award is the individual research grant. The maximum allowable duration is three years (minimum 2 years).
Each AARG-NTF award total is limited to $200,000 (direct and indirect costs) for up to three years (Award should be a minimum 2 years. For a 2 year award the total is limited to $140,000 with direct and indirect costs). Requests may not exceed $70,000 in any given year (direct and indirect costs). Indirect costs are capped at 10 percent of total direct costs and are inclusive of indirect costs for the implementing institution as well as to any subcontracts.
10% of total direct costs. Indirect costs are capped at 10 percent of total direct costs and are inclusive of indirect costs for the implementing institution as well as to any subcontracts.
RSO internal deadline
Pre-application program deadline
RSO detailed review deadline
RSO final internal review deadline
Program application deadline
NOTE: Consult your Faculty Associate Dean (Research) (ADR) regarding Faculty-specific deadlines and submission processes.
Principal Investigators: Complete a Research Management System (RMS) record, including a copy of your complete application, and submit this for approvals in RMS.
Approvals: The University of Calgary requires that all funding applications be approved prior to submission. Approval requires signatures via either RMS or the RFAA Trainee form, in the following order:
- Principal Investigator
- Department Head
- Faculty ADR/Dean
- Research Services (on behalf of the Vice-President Research)
Read the Meaning of Grant Signatures policy to understand what your approval means. Please see the agency guidelines for details about which signatures are required on your application, as it may differ from internal requirements.
Late submissions: Late submissions will only be accepted in cases of medical or family emergencies, or other exceptional circumstances. If you submit your RMS record to Research Services after the internal deadline has passed, you must secure additional approvals. Please read: Late Applications Process.