Proposals sought for new, innovative Alzheimer’s research

The Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) at Pitt is seeking proposals for developmental projects to stimulate new and innovative research relevant to Alzheimer’s disease.

Types of research can range from basic science to psychosocial in methodology, with particular attention given to novel approaches. Proposed research may involve humans, other animals or in vitro studies.

Applicants should be postdoctoral or junior faculty level investigators at Pitt but may be more senior investigators whose research is primarily in areas other than Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias research or who want to work in the dementia field. Post-doctoral fellows must have a letter of support from their mentor and department chair indicating they will be at the University through 2021.

Direct cost budgets up to $75,000 will be considered. If selected, funding will start April 1, 2020. Contact the ADRC administrator Leslie Dunn ( with budget questions.

A letter of intent with a brief description of the proposed developmental project should be e-mailed to Leslie Dunn by Jan. 24. Include title of the proposal, names of investigators/co-investigators, and a brief statement of relevance of the proposed research to the field.

Investigators invited to submit a full proposal will be notified by Jan. 29. Applications must be received no later than Feb. 21.

Find more details about the criteria for review, eligibility and application guidelines here.

Find out more about the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center on its website.