The Duke Funding Alert newsletter, published every Monday, provides information on all new and updated grants and fellowships added to the database during the prior week. This listserv is restricted to members of the Duke community.
AFTD Pilot Grant
AFTD Pilot Grants provide seed funding for innovative research projects in the preliminary stages of development, with an emphasis on early-career investigators in the process of establishing an independent research program. Projects funded through the Pilot Grant program are intended to generate data to support a follow-on grant application to the NIH, another public agency or a nonprofit organization.
AFTD funds three types of Pilot Grants:
- Basic Science Pilot Grants – These grants support projects focused on the neurobiological mechanisms underlying FTD. Deadline: Oct. 9, 2020
- Susan Marcus Translational Research Pilot Grants – Funded by a generous donor, these grants support projects using human subjects or biofluid/tissue samples to answer questions about FTD pathology or to advance clinical practice.
- Well-Being in FTD Pilot Grants – These grants support nonpharmacological therapeutic interventions or state-of-the-art technologies with the potential to positively impact the daily quality of life for persons with FTD and their families. Deadline: Oct. 2, 2020
- New or early-stage investigators in the process of establishing an independent research program who
- Have a faculty appointment or are serving a medical residency at an academic institution, teaching hospital, or other not-for-profit research institution; OR
- Are employed in an equivalent position at a for-profit biotechnology start-up organization
- U.S. and international researchers
- Postdoctoral fellows cannot be Pilot Grant PIs, unless confirmation of a faculty appointment that will start within 3 months of the beginning of the funding period
- Funding period: 1 year
- Amount of award (USD): $60,000