National Institutes of Health

NIH: Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers (P50)

Program Summary

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications from qualified institutions for support of Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers (ADRCs).  These centers are designed to support and conduct research on Alzheimer's disease (AD), to serve as shared research resources that will facilitate research in AD and related disorders, distinguish them from the processes of normal brain aging and mild cognitive impairment (MCI), provide a platform for training, collect biospecimens useful for clinical research, develop novel techniques and methodologies, and translate these research findings into better diagnostic, prevention, treatment and care strategies.


Only one application per institution is allowed for either RFA-AG-15-002 Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (P50) or RFA-AG-15-001 Alzheimer's Disease Core Center (P30), but not both grant mechanisms.  

Award Information

The NIA intends to commit approximately $24 million in FY 2015 to fund 12 grants in response to this FOA.  New applications may request a budget for direct costs of up to $1 million per year.  Renewal applications may request direct costs for all cores (both required and optional), and the other listed functions, i.e., projects, satellites, and pilot grants at a level not exceeding the combined direct costs of all funded activities awarded during the final year of the present funding period plus a 3% increase, or $1 million per year, whichever is larger.

The maximum project period is 5 years.  
Internal Selection Procedure
The Office of the Vice President for Research and the Carver Collge of Medicine have established an internal review procedure to select the UI nominee. Applications will be reviewed according to the sponsor's selection criteria. Consideration will also be given to UI institutional strengths and strategic directions. Potential applicants must submit, using the preselection link below, the following information:
1. A two page CV
2. A description of the proposed project. It should have the following elements:
  1. Additional pages may be added for references
  2. Please be sure the project is identified on each page and number the pages.
The above materials must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. The selected nominee will be asked to complete the full application package in accordance with the sponsor's deadline of Wednesday, May 14, 2014.


Proposal Due to OVPRED03/19/2014 Not open for submission deadline passed
Date Due to DSP or UIF05/07/2014
Date Due to Sponsor05/14/2014
Required LOI Due DateN/A
Non-Required LOI Due Date04/14/2014
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