BrightFocus Foundation Issues RFP for New Alzheimer’s Research

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Grants Will Include Support for Early-Career Scientists

Clarksburg, MD—BrightFocus Foundation, through its Alzheimer’s Disease Research program, today issued a request for proposals for promising research on Alzheimer’s and related dementias.

New grants are available for research that begins in 2021, with an application deadline of November 10, 2020. BrightFocus is open to funding research topics related to understanding and/or intervening with biological mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The organization’s scientific portfolio includes support for innovative research ideas from scientists in the early stages of their careers.

Full Proposal deadline: November 10, 2020, 5:00 PM EST

Amount: $100,000 per year

Award durations: Standard Awards can be up to 3 years. Fellowship Awards can be up to 2 years

Eligibility: 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.

BrightFocus funding has blazed new trails of discovery and supported innovative scientists who have received multiple awards and honors, including two Nobel Prizes. “We encourage scientists from around the world to bring us their bold, high-impact ideas, the ‘what-if’s’ of science that may someday help save mind and sight,” said Diane Bovenkamp, PhD, BrightFocus Vice President for Scientific Affairs.

Check here for more information about the BrightFocus Alzheimer’s grants, including how to apply, or visit www.brightfocus.org/ADRRFP.

About BrightFocus

BrightFocus Foundation is a premier source of private research funding to defeat Alzheimer’s, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. The organization currently manages a global portfolio of over 220 projects, a nearly $50 million investment in the bold science that will find the cures for diseases of mind and sight. We share the latest research findings and best practices to empower families impacted by these diseases. Learn more at www.brightfocus.org