Call for Letters of Intent for the Alzheimer Disease Research Center

The Alzheimer Disease Research Center (ADRC) is looking for pilot grants that will stimulate new and innovative research relevant to Alzheimer's disease. Eligible proposals may be awarded funds up to $25,000 (direct costs) for funding from April 1, 2019, to March 31, 2020.

Types of 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 and clinical and neuropathological databases of the ADRC are available resources for approved proposals. Additional resources include the database from the National Alzheimer Coordinating Center (NACC).

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

Funding period:
April 1, 2019-March 31, 2020

$25,000 direct costs per project

Application Process:
A letter of intent (a brief description of the proposed pilot study) should be emailed to Leslie Dunn, center administrator, at by Oct. 5, 2018. Please include the title of the proposal, the names of investigators/co-investigators, a brief description of the project and a brief statement of relevance of the proposed research to the field.

Investigators invited to submit a full proposal will be notified by Oct. 12, 2018.

For further information, please contact Leslie Dunn, ADRC administrator at 412-692-2731 or For full call for proposals and additional information, view the PDF.