Alzheimer's Disease Research Programs

Funding Agency:
BrightFocus Foundation (formerly American Health Assistance Foundation)

BrightFocus provides research funds for U.S. domestic as well as internationalresearchers pursuing pioneering research leading to greater understanding, prevention, and treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

 The goal of the program is to accelerate advances in fundamental and translational research on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias to understand the mechanisms underlying the etiology and pathogenesis as well as innovative approaches to better diagnose, prevent or delay the progress of the disease. Preference is made for exciting pilot projects that would not, at their present stage, be competitive for large government or industry awards. Typically, these awards are made to early stage investigators, or to more established investigators who are proposing particularly innovative research.

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2021

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

All scientists working at non-profit and government laboratories are eligible to apply for a Standard Award. Fellowships are limited to researchers within 5 years of doctoral degree conferral (or end of residency).



Amount Description

Amount: $100,000 per year

Award durations: Standard Awards can be up to 3 years. Fellowship Awards can be up to 2 years.

Funding Type



Junior Faculty
Medical Fellow/Resident
Post Doctoral Fellows


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

November 1, 2021