How to apply
Welcome to the 25th annual Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP) competition.
The ASRP provides grants and awards to support Canadian studies that promise new insights into causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
Awards: Doctoral Awards provide an opportunity for promising individuals, pursuing a PhD, to begin the process of becoming future independent investigators in the field of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, and Postdoctoral Awards are for graduates with a PhD or MD who wish to gain additional research experience.
Grants: Young Investigator Grants are designed to help launch the careers of outstanding researchers who are entering their first phase of an academic appointment and Regular Grants are designed to fund established researchers.
The ASRP is open to investigators based in Canadian institutions who are involved in research in Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Before applying, please review the ASRP 2013 guidelines for grant and award details, including eligibility requirements.
The 2013 Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP) competition is now closed. Applicants will be notified of grants and awards in the Spring or early Summer 2013. Details for the 2014 ASRP competition will be posted in the late Summer or early Fall 2013.
Important information for ASRP Grant applicants from British Columbia
Through a collaboration of the Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP) and Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation (PARF), ASRP grant applications may now be eligible for additional funding through ASRP/PARF Grants.
Funding: ASRP/PARF Grants will double the maximum funding of ASRP Grants, from $60,000/year for 2 years to $120,000/year for 2 years (Quality of Life) and from $75,000/year for 2 years to $150,000/year for 2 years (Biomedical).
Application: ASRP/PARF Grant applicants will submit a single research proposal/application, but include two budgets and budget justifications: one for ASRP Grant funding levels and one for ASRP/PARF Grant funding levels.
Eligibility: Research supported under this program must be carried by a principal investigator based at a university or allied institution within the province of British Columbia. ASRP Young Investigator Grants are eligible for ASRP/PARF Grants, however, the total funding will be as outlined above for the first two years, with the third year at the regular ASRP funding levels.
Partnered awards for ASRP 2013
- Firefly Spark Award: a partnership program between the Alzheimer Society of Ontario (ASO) and the Firefly Foundation to fund one postdoctoral award valued at $50,000/year, for two years. Applicants must be based in an institution in Ontario and involved in innovative studies that support the Firefly Foundation’s vision of prolonging brain health.
- ASRP/FRQS Awards: a partnership program between the ASRP and Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS) to co-fund doctoral and postdoctoral award applicants based at institutions in Quebec.
See ReviewRoom "Resources" page and ASRP 2013 Application Guidelines for details.
New for ASRP 2013
- Applicants, co-applicants (grants) and supervisors (awards) must submit a Canadian Common CV as part of the application
- Applicants must identify the project's keywords (as defined by Medical Subject Headings [MeSH]) as well as category, topic and theme (as defined by the Common Alzheimer's Disease Research Ontology [CADRO])
- Award funding levels have increased
- Research personnel eligible to receive remuneration from ASRP grants has been expanded
- Applicants will be provided with peer review scores and rankings following the notification of results
See ReviewRoom "Resources" page and ASRP 2013 Application Guidelines for details
Last Updated: 01/04/13