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January 8, 2015

Call for Alzheimer’s pilot proposals

The Alzheimer Disease Research Center (ADRC) funds pilot grants to stimulate new and innovative research relevant to Alzheimer’s disease. Research proposals can range from basic science to psychosocial in methodology, with priority given to novel approaches. Proposed research may involve humans, other animals or in vitro studies. The patient registry, clinical and neuropathological databases of the ADRC are available resources for approved proposals. Additional resources include the database from the National Alzheimer Coordinating Center.

Full-time Pitt faculty and post-doctoral fellows are eligible. Previous recipients of ADRC seed monies are not eligible.

A brief description of the proposed study should be emailed to Leslie Dunn ( by Jan. 16. Include title of the proposal, investigators/co-investigators and a brief statement of relevance of the proposed research. Those invited to submit a full proposal will be notified by Jan. 21. Applications must be received by Feb. 11. Funding is limited to $25,000 in direct costs per project.

For more information, contact Dunn at 412/692-2731 or ADRC, 4 West, UPMC Montefiore, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh 15213.

Filed under: Feature,Volume 47 Issue 9