Institutional Training Programs to Advance Translational Research on Alzheimer's Disease and AD Related Dementias (T32)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks to enable the development of a diverse, translational research workforce capable of participating and/or leading cross-disciplinary team science programs focused on advancing therapy development for Alzheimer's disease (AD) and AD-related dementias. This FOA will support institutional training programs for predoctoral and postdoctoral level researchers with diverse educational backgrounds (i.e. basic biology, translational and clinical research, data science). The program invites eligible institutions to develop interdisciplinary training programs that will provide trainees with the knowledge and skills in data science, disease biology, and traditional and emerging drug discovery disciplines necessary to conduct rigorous and cutting-edge basic, translational and clinical research for AD and AD-related dementias.

This FOA does not allow appointed Trainees to lead an independent clinical trial, but does allow them to obtain research experience in a clinical trial led by a mentor or co-mentor. 


  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): February 27, 2018
  • Application Due Date(s): The first application due date is March 29, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of the applicant organization. Subsequently, standard dates (Jan. 25, May 25, Sep. 25) apply.

PAR-18-524 Expiration Date January 8, 2021

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Eligibility Requirements

The sponsoring institution must assure support for the proposed program. Appropriate institutional commitment to the program includes the provision of adequate staff, facilities, and educational resources that can contribute to the planned program.

The applicant institution must have a strong and high-quality research program in the area(s) proposed under this FOA and must have the requisite faculty, staff, potential trainees and facilities on site to conduct the proposed institutional program. In many cases, it is anticipated that the proposed program will complement other ongoing training programs occurring at the applicant institution and that a substantial number of program faculty will have active research projects in which participating trainees may gain relevant experiences consistent with their research interests and goals.

The PD/PI should be an established investigator in the scientific area in which the application is targeted and capable of providing both administrative and scientific leadership to the development and implementation of the proposed program. The PD/PI will be responsible for the selection and appointment of trainees to the approved research training program, and for the overall direction, management, administration, and evaluation of the program. The PD/PI will be expected to monitor and assess the program and submit all documents and reports as required. The PD/PI has responsibility for the day to day administration of the program and is responsible for appointing members of the Advisory Committee (when applicable), using their recommendations to determine the appropriate allotment of funds.

    Funding Type





    Curriculum Development
    Engineering and Physical Sciences
    Environmental & Life Sciences
    Medical - Translational

    External Deadline

    September 25, 2020