The Indiana Alzheimer's Disease Research Center solicits proposals for NIA-funded developmental 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 developmental project grant from the Center is to help an investigator obtain preliminary data leading to extramural funding. The success of the program is evaluated based on this goal.
The IADRC will fund up to three developmental projects this year. Project budget should be $50,000 per year in direct costs and may have a project term between 1 and 2 years (second year of funding may be considered depending on the scope of the project, and is contingent on progress in the first year). The budget period is anticipated to begin on July 1, 2023.
Post-doctoral trainees, Junior and Senior Investigators from Indiana institutions (Indiana University, Purdue University, and University of Notre Dame) are eligible to apply. Awards are particularly geared towards supporting early career investigators and are intended to provide adequate funding to establish a new line of investigation, such as a pilot study or the initial data collection or analysis required to promote an innovative hypothesis. Senior investigators whose research is primarily in areas other than ADRD research, but who propose a project in a dementia research field to test a new hypothesis, method, or approach that is not an extension of ongoing ADRD research are also eligible to apply.
Previous awardees are not eligible.
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:
Overall goals of the IADRC NIA P30 (2021-2026):