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Funding and Grant Opportunities

Postdoctoral researchers at Stark Neurosciences Research Institute at IU School of Medicine have the opportunity to apply for neuroscience-related fellowships and grants offered through the school and partner organizations.

Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholars Program

The Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholars program will support scientists who have an MD or PhD degree (or both) and who have completed a minimum of three years of a post-doctoral fellowship by July 1, 2021 in the field of neurosciences and hold a post-doctoral research position at a United States medical school, research institute or academic hospital.

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Alzheimer's Association Grant Opportunities

The Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship and Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship to Promote Diversity awards are up to three years (minimum of two years) to support exceptional researchers who are engaged in their post-graduate work before they have their first independent faculty positions and who work in diverse areas of research, including basic, translational, clinical, functional and social-behavioral research. The fellowship to promote diversity is geared toward scientists from underrepresented groups working in Alzheimer’s and all other dementia research.

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BrightFocus Foundation Grant Opportunties

BrightFocus Foundation offers several funding opportunities each fiscal year for postdoctoral researchers. This includes two-year fellowships through the Alzheimer's Disease Research Program, the Macular Degeneration Research Program and the National Glaucoma Research Program. Research grants range in awards from $150,000 to $200,000.

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Postdoc Challenge Grant Funding to Use CTSI Designated Core Facilities

The Postdoc Challenge offers postdoctoral researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine and other institutions in the state a valuable proposal writing and reviewing experience in areas related to translational research through the use of one or more of the CTSI-designated core facilities at any of the partner universities. This is a competitive opportunity for a $5,000 award in the form of an expense account for use of core facility services. Funding is to be used only for services provided by the core facilities. Indiana CTSI-designated core facilities are listed on the CTSI website.

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Eli Lilly-Stark Neurosciences Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Neurodegeneration

The Eli Lilly-Stark Neurosciences Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Neurodegeneration supports post-doctoral training fellowships in translational neurodegenerative disease research, including projects focused on age-related neurodegeneration, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, among others. Awards include an annual stipend (plus applicable health insurance) aligned with current National Institutes of Health (NIH) post-doctoral fellowships and an annual supplement of $7,500 to be used for travel to scientific conferences, computers and general supplies.

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Sarah Roush Memorial Fellowship in Alzheimer's Disease Research

Through a generous donation from James and Nancy Carpenter, as well as a matching contribution from the Stark Neurosciences Research Institute, the Indiana Alzheimer's Disease Research Center established the Sarah Roush Memorial Fellowship in Alzheimer’s Disease Research, an annual postdoctoral fellowship supplement that provides $22,500 per annum to enhance fellows’ current research in the field of Alzheimer’s disease or other neurodegenerative dementing illnesses. These funds may be used for part of a fellow’s stipend or for direct research costs, subject to approval by the mentor and program committee.

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