Alzheimer Society New Investigator Operating Grant


Opportunity type:



Alzheimer Society of Canada

Award amount and duration:

$200,000 for up to 4 years



Applicants must be within the first 6 years of initial faculty position


Designed to help launch the careers of outstanding researchers who are within the first 6 years of their initial academic appointment


Not applicable


Application deadlines

RSO detailed review deadline

October 20, 2023 - 4:00 PM

RSO final internal review deadline

October 31, 2023 - 12:00 PM

Program application deadline

November 3, 2023 - 3:00 PM


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.

Postdocs, students, and trainees: For fellowships and externally-sponsored research training awards or opportunities, you must complete the Research Funding Application Approval (RFAA) Trainee PDF form, and submit it, along with a complete copy of the application, to Research Services at Trainees should not use RMS at this time.

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.

Additional Information

Submission Info:

  1. Complete Full Application on the Alzheimer Society Smart App platform
  2. To initiate internal approvals, complete the Pre-Award/Application record in RMS (, attach your completed Application, and submit for approvals from your department head and/or faculty Associate Dean (Research). *Important: when submitting in RMS, please ensure that you allow time for academic approvals prior to the Research Services review deadline of 12:00pm on October 31, 2023
  3. Once these approvals are obtained, RMS will automatically forward the Application record to Research Services for institutional review and approval.
  4. Research Services will review, provide feedback (by email) if necessary, and will provide the institutional approval. If digital or wet-ink signatures are required, we will provide the capping institutional signature and will advise when ready.
  5. Full Applications, including any supplementary documentation, should be submitted to the agency via the portal on November 3, 2023 by 3:00PM Mountain Time via the Smart App platform.

Contact Details


Alzheimer Society New Investigator Operating Grant
Early Career Researchers
Health Research