Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center seeks proposals for Developmental Projects

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The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) is accepting applications for its new Alzheimer’s Disease Developmental Projects awards, which offer up to $150,000 to support feasibility studies targeting research in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Proposals may range from basic or biomedical to translational, epidemiological, caregiving, or social behavioral research. The Wisconsin ADRC will support up to three projects. Funding will start in April 2019 for successful applicants.


This call is open to all doctoral-level researchers within the University of Wisconsin, with priority given to junior researchers and postdoctoral trainees. Established researchers new to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias research and those with new hypotheses that are not an extension of already ongoing research are also welcome to apply. Applications from researchers from underrepresented groups are encouraged. Projects should align with the aims of the National Alzheimer’s Project Act. Priority will be given to investigators who leverage the use of Wisconsin ADRC or National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center (NACC) data or biological samples from the National Centralized Repository for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (NCRAD) as part of their research plans.

Additional guidelines:

  • PI must have a doctoral degree and a UW or VA appointment
  • Funds can be requested for up to 2 years
  • Yearly budget should not exceed $75,000
  • Indirect costs will not be supported
  • Clinical trials are excluded

How to apply

Interested researchers should submit a Letter of Intent indicating the focus of research by 5 p.m. CST on January 2, 2019. Applicants must submit a full application in electronic format by 5 p.m. CST on January 25, 2019. Detailed application guidelines, as well as application instructions, are available on the Wisconsin ADRC website.

If you have questions, please email ADRC Executive Administrator Hanna Blazel, or call (608) 265-3745.

Download a PDF flyer about the call for 2019 Developmental Projects proposals.