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Alzheimer’s Disease Research Fund Grants

Grants to Illinois Students, Residents, & Fellows
to Study Alzheimer's and Related Disorders

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Illinois Department of Public Health, Office of Health Promotion

Deadline Date:

01/30/15 5:00 PM CST


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Grants of up to $35,000 to Illinois students, residents, and fellows, through their post-secondary institutions, for Alzheimer's research and research into related disorders. Funds can be used for biomedical, technical, or psychosocial research including epidemiology, etiology, pathology, diagnosis, care, treatment, evaluation, cure, social or economic impacts, gerontology, nursing, psychology, respite care, in-home care, long-term care, health care finance and psychosocial issues.

Two types of grant awards are available to FY 2016 applicants:

1) Early Researcher Grants will be available to support researchers who, at the time of funding, have not been principal investigators on any federally funded grant. It must be the researcher’s final year of higher education during the grant period or no more than three years past completion of specialty training (first project year only).

2) General Research Grants will be available to support qualified principal investigators to investigate specific questions related to Alzheimer's disease and related disorders research.

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GrantWatch ID#: 150496

Estimated Size of Grant:

Early Researcher Grants: up to $35,000.
General Research Grants: up to $30,000.

Term of Contract:

Applicants should submit proposals with a work plan and budget designed to be completed in 12 months.


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are only available to Illinois researchers. Funding is granted to institutions and not to individuals. Research may be provided by one or more individuals under the authority of an institution. Research grants are available to students, residents and fellows.

Early Researcher grants are open to PhD and postdoctoral students. The design, organization, management and overall execution of the research must be carried out by the early researcher. The applicant must demonstrate by past achievements as well as future plans, apart from the grant project, that he/she intends to commit a major part of the future to research in Alzheimer's disease and related areas.

Eligible applicants for any type of research grant must meet one of the following criteria:
1. A physician licensed in Illinois to practice medicine in all of its branches;
2. A licensed hospital in Illinois;
3. A certified/accredited laboratory in Illinois;
4. A researcher at a post-secondary higher educational institution in Illinois; or
5. A health care professional (includes, but is not limited to, licensed health care professionals [e.g. nurses, therapists, social workers etc.], Ph.D.s, biologists, psychologists, gerontologists, economists, and behavioralists).

Pre-Application Information:

Priority will be given to applications for the Early Researcher Grant.

Researchers may apply for up to two separate General Researcher Grants. Proposals need not focus on an entirely new direction, but new directions are encouraged.

Resubmitted applications (unfunded in previous year) may be proposed with revisions and must adhere to the submission and application requirements for new applications.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Rhonda Clancy
Tel: (217) 782-3300
Fax: (217) 782-1235
TTY (for hearing impaired use only) 800-547-0466

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