BrightFocus Foundation Announces RFP for New Alzheimer’s Research

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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. The application deadline is November 1.

BrightFocus funds investigator-initiated research around the globe on a wide range of approaches to understanding and intervening with the biological mechanisms of dementia. The foundation has a strong record of support for innovative research ideas from scientists in the early stages of their careers.

Full Proposal deadline: November 1, 2021, 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.

“This is an exciting time in Alzheimer’s research. With this new RFP BrightFocus is looking for bold new ideas to continue this great progress,” 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

Earlier this year BrightFocus announced $25.3 million in new grants, an amount five times greater than a decade ago and its tenth consecutive year-over-year increase. Eighty percent of the new grants are to scientists early in their careers, jump-starting new approaches to end these diseases. Over the past three years alone BrightFocus has supported over 275 projects, a $60 million research commitment.