The goal of this fund is to encourage exploratory and developmental research on Alzheimer's disease within the U.S. and is for new projects only. Financial support will be provided for the early and conceptual plans of projects that may not yet be supported by extensive preliminary data but have the potential to advance biomedical research.
The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) Program on Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Prevention invites scientists to apply for grants on innovative computational approaches to map disease and predict the efficacy of drugs to treat and prevent dementia. Grants will be provided for one-year duration (up to $150,000 each) with the possibility of follow-on funding. The deadline date for application for this grant is September 5, 2013.
The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) invite researchers to apply for challenge grants for the development and validation of biomakers for Alzheimer's disease/dementia. Grants will be provided for one-year duration (up to $140,000 each) with the possibility of follow-on funding. The deadline date for application for this grant is August 1, 2013.
The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) invite researchers to apply for grants on research investigating the pathologic mechanisms of neurodegeneration in FTD and related disorders. Grants will be provided for one-year duration (up to $150,000 each) with the possibility of follow-on funding. The deadline date for application for this grant is September 5, 2013.
The Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer'ss Initiative has announced its second online innovation challenge whose goal is to identify male and female differences in the pathogenesis and presentation of Alzheimer's disease in the pre-symptomatic, early symptomatic and late stages of the disease. The Challenge will require a written proposal and winning submissions will share $100,00 in prize awards.
The AFTD has issued a Request for Proposals for pilot grants that are designed to seed original projects, with the goal of generating preliminary data towards a larger grant application on basic/clinical research in frontotemporal degeneration and related conditions.
The Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, the Harvard NeuroDiscovery Cener, and the MGH Neurological Clinical Research Institute have joined forces to fund the best novel ideas for pilot projects aimed at uncovering and developing effective treatments for neurodegenetive diseases.
Applications are due on Thursday, December 6, 2012.
Boston is a mecca of medicine, home to some of the most prestigious hospitals and medical schools, physicians and medical scientists in the world. Since the momentous day in 1846 when William Morton, a local dentist, for the first time publicly demonstrated the use of inhaled ether as a surgical anesthetic in Masachusetts General Hospital's now-famous Ether Dome, the city has seen many medical firsts, including the first fertilization of an ovum in a test tube and the first successful human-organ transplant. Today, it ranks as a preeminent center for healthcare and research.
Massachusetts General Hospital moved into the No. 1 spot on the 2012-13 U.S. News & World Report rankings of best hospitals in America last week, the first time in the 23-year history of the survey that the institution has received the distinction. Nine of Harvard Medical School's 16 affiliates were recognized for excellence in this year's U.S. News surveys, including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Joslin Diabetes Center, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Mass General, McLean Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.