Supporting the Next Generation of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Researchers

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Partha Bhattacharyya, Program Director, Division of Behavioral and Social Research (DBSR), and Nina Silverberg, Director, Alzheimer’s Disease Centers Program, Division of Neuroscience (DN)

Thanks to increases in appropriations for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (AD/ADRD) research, the scientific field has evolved in unprecedented ways in a very short time, and the good news is we’re making progress. However, to continue and accelerate this momentum, we need to recruit more scientists who are committed to conducting the vast array of innovative and interdisciplinary AD/ADRD research projects required to advance these fields.

One of the major barriers to this goal is the challenge for new investigators (and those new to the field) to develop critical preliminary data, the lack of which often keeps non-AD/ADRD investigators from obtaining an R01 grant in this field. To help overcome this obstacle, we are excited to announce a novel set of Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) designed to encourage a next generation of scientists to pursue research and academic careers in neuroscience, AD/ADRD and healthy brain aging. Read the full blog post.

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