Understanding the Role of Bilingualism in Cognitive Reserve/Resilience in Aging and AD/ADRD (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support research studying the role of bilingualism as it relates to cognitive reserve/resilience in healthy aging and in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Alzheimer's disease-related dementias (ADRD). This FOA aims to address the need for more prospective, hypothesis-driven research to build a theoretical framework and to clearly identify the extent to which acquiring a second language impacts human brain function. Multimodal and multidisciplinary studies are highly encouraged to improve our understanding of the complex interactions between neural, environmental, and sociocultural factors and the role of bilingualism in healthy aging and in AD/ADRD.


  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): February 1, 2022

  • Application Due Date: March 03, 2022

RFA-AG-23-001 Expiration Date March 04, 2022




Engineering and Physical Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

March 3, 2022