Call for Applications – ADRC DP Scholars

Funding Agency:
Duke University

The Duke/UNC Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC, NIA P30AG028716) promotes research and discovery in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (AD+ADRD) through its core resources. The central theme of our ADRC is to identify age-related changes across the lifespan that mediate the development, progression, and experience of Alzheimer’s disease. Applicants are highly encouraged to leverage the services and resources of the ADRC Cores. For example, awardees have access to the expertise of a biostatistician and statistical support may be contributed or contracted, depending on the level of need. More information on Core resources: Duke/UNC ADRC Core Details

Purpose of the Award: The goal of the ADRC developmental project program is to stimulate and support innovative, high potential lines of research related to our theme: to identify age-related changes across the lifespan that contribute to the development, progression, or experience of AD. With this request for applications, we expect to fund at least one 1-year development project beginning July 1, 2023. Projects that represent a collaboration between Duke and UNC investigators are strongly encouraged and are eligible to request funding from both schools. DP awardees are supported by the ADRC Cores listed above. Awardees are expected to pursue external funding in their research area and applications should convey the plan to use findings from the developmental project to inform or justify future applications.

Deadline for Letter of Intent: Oct. 15, 2022

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Eligibility Requirements

 Candidates should be faculty, or an advanced fellow/postdoctoral student with clear plans for transition to faculty status. Candidates must hold an appropriate academic or clinical appointment at Duke University or UNC Chapel Hill by the award start-date of July 1, 2023. Only U.S. citizens or non-citizen nationals, or an individual lawfully admitted for permanent residence who possesses an Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-151 or I-551), or some other verification of legal admission as a permanent resident prior to appointment, are eligible due to NIH regulations. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.



Amount Description

 This year’s DP program is designed to support a 1-year collaborative project between Duke and UNC investigators.  DP awardees may propose up to $50,000 in direct funding for the overall project, with no more than $25,000 budgeted at Duke or UNC. Collaborative proposals should designate a PI at both institutions.   

Funding Type



Post Doctoral Fellows


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

October 15, 2022