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New initiative commits $43M to fund research to shed light on how to better prevent, detect, and treat age-related cognitive impairment, including Alzheimer's

May 23, 2018

To accelerate collaborative brain-aging research, the Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association are committing $43 million with additional partners to co-fund a new research initiative with the goal of shedding new light on how to better prevent, detect, and treat age-related cognitive impairment, including Alzheimer's disease. This Initiative will identify and fund highly promising teams of bioscience investigators pursuing creative, transformative ideas with the potential to move brain health and cognitive impairment science forward. First-stage applicants should propose a scope of research that could be completed at a minimum level of $15 million or larger.  The initiative seeks and strongly encourages applications from women and members of minority groups that are underrepresented in biomedical sciences.

  • Deadline: July 6, 2018
  • Grant Range: one or more awards of up to $43 million over eight years

For more information:  https://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/UCM_501009_American-Heart-Association-Allen-Initiative-in-Brain-Health-and-Cognitive-Impa.jsp

Faculty interested in applying, please contact WPI Foundation & Corporate Philanthropy.