The Indiana Alzheimer's Disease Research Center solicits proposals for NIA-funded pilot projects from investigators who want to develop research on Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, or other neurodegenerative dementias. Applications pertinent to basic mechanisms of memory, learning and cognition with relevance for aging and dementia are also welcome, as are proposals on studies of health services for memory care and dementia. Previous experience in research on neurodegeneration is not required.
The specific purpose of an NIA pilot grant from the Indiana Alzheimer's Disease Research Center is to help an investigator obtain preliminary data leading to extramural funding. Success of the program is evaluated based on this goal.
Cost and Deadlines
Pilot projects are limited to $30,000 (total cost) for one year; salary support for the principal investigator is not allowed. Up to two projects are awarded for each fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) if sufficiently meritorious proposals are received.
A letter of intent to submit a project must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 1. A proposal title and a paragraph describing the project must be included in this letter. The Indiana Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Executive Committee reviews all letters received and then invites applications from the selected projects consistent with program goals. The application deadline is March 1.
Applicants should use the PHS 398 Forms and include PHS 398 Form pages 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5; Biographical Sketch for each Key Personnel; Resources Page; Checklist; and, if applicable, Targeted/Planned Enrollment Table.
A one-page cover letter that includes complete contact information for Principal Investigator is also required.
The Research Plan is limited to three pages and must include the following information: