Applications Now Open for 2023 Alzheimer’s Disease Research Grants

New Awards to Fund Innovative Science on Alzheimer’s and Dementias
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Clarksburg, MDBrightFocus Foundation’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research program announced a request for scientific proposals for promising research on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The application deadline is November 1, 2022, for projects beginning in 2023.

BrightFocus provides research funds for both U.S. and international researchers on a wide range of approaches to better understand, prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

With a strong emphasis on early-career scientists and their new ideas, BrightFocus offers two levels of grants:

  • Fellowship Award ($200,000, 2 years)
  • Standard Award ($300,000, 3 years)

Fellowships are limited to researchers within 5 years of doctoral degree conferral (or end of residency). All other applicants are encouraged to apply for a standard award.

“This is an exciting time in Alzheimer’s research,” said Diane Bovenkamp, PhD, BrightFocus’ Vice President, Scientific Affairs. “BrightFocus is looking for bold new ideas to end this devastating disease that impacts more than 50 million people globally.”

Visit the BrightFocus website for more information about the organization’s Alzheimer’s grants, including how to apply.  View the most recent annual research portfolio for an overview of scientific projects the program is currently supporting around the globe.



About BrightFocus

BrightFocus Foundation is a premier nonprofit funder of research worldwide to defeat Alzheimer’s, macular degeneration and glaucoma. The organization is currently supporting a $65 million portfolio of nearly 275 scientific projects. BrightFocus shares the latest research findings, expert information and resources to empower the millions impacted by these diseases.  

For questions about the RFP, please contact:

Sharyn Rossi, PhD
Director of Scientific Programs, Neuroscience
BrightFocus Foundation

For media-related inquiries, please contact:

Kaci Baez
Vice President, Integrated Marketing and Communications 
BrightFocus Foundation 

Julia Roth
Director, Marketing & Communications
BrightFocus Foundation



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