The CART Fund, Inc. -- Coins for Alzheimer's Research Trust Grants

Funding Agency:
American Federation for Aging Research

The goal of the fund is to encourage exploratory and developmental AD research projects within the United States. This is accomplished by providing financial support for the early and conceptual plans of those projects that may not yet be supported by extensive preliminary data but have the potential to substantially advance biomedical research. These projects should be distinct from those designed to increase knowledge in a well established area unless they intend to extend previous discoveries toward new directions or applications.

Annually, the CART Fund invites interested applicants from within the United States only to submit a LETTER-of-INTENT that includes sufficient detail to communicate the importance of the study as well as information on its feasibility.

Applications may encompass a project period of up to two years with a combined budget for direct cost up to $250,000. No indirect costs are allowed. Eligible applications may come from full time faculty (or equivalent status) at U.S. based public and private institutions, such as universities, colleges, hospitals, and laboratories. This is for NEW projects only. Applications will be deemed ineligible from for-profit organizations and those outside of the U.S., as well as those already supported by regular or program grants. At least one award up to $250,000 will be made each year.

Deadline for Letter of Intent: Dec. 1, 2017

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Funding Type





Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

December 1, 2017