Alberta Alzheimer Research Program
This partnership between the Alberta Prion Research Institute and the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories allows qualified Alberta investigators to seek funding for research directly related to Alzheimer’s disease in areas related to understanding the fundamental mechanisms of the disease and improving the quality of life of those with Alzheimer’s disease.
There are two streams for grants: the Young Investigator Grants and the Regular Research Grants. Young Investigator Grants are available to Alberta researchers who are within five years of their first appointment after completing their research training. These grants are for up to $100,000 per year for up to two years. Regular Research Grants are available to all Alberta researchers, including young investigators. These grants are for up to $75,000 per year for up to two years.
Applications are due October 26, 2015.
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Explorations Program Applications for the fourth round of the Explorations Program are now being accepted. The Explorations Program allows Alberta-based investigators to seek funding for research directly related to prion diseases and prion-like human neurodegenerative diseases and dementias. The Alberta Prion Research Institute offers two tiers of funding for the Explorations competition: grants of up to $200,000 for a maximum of two years, and grants of up to $500,000 for a maximum of three years.
Applications are due November 30, 2015.
Explorations Program IV
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Description The Explorations Program IV is intended to allow qualified investigators to seek funding for research directly related to prion diseases and human neurodegenerative diseases and dementias where the etiology involves protein misfolding and the pathogenesis has prion-like characteristics. Funding is accessible for all relevant fields of inquiry in the themes as described below. The deadline for submission of applications is November 30, 2015. Grantees will be expected to participate in the training of young investigators, especially graduate students and fellows, and their stipends may be paid from Alberta Prion Research Institute (Prion Institute) grants. Trainees may hold other awards or salary support while receiving stipends from Prion Institute grants. All usual operating expenses for a research project that are consistent with the Tri-Council policy on the use of grant funding (www.nserc.ca) will be allowable for grants funded in an Explorations Competition IV except salaries for investigators and overhead costs. Final decisions on the amount of funding awarded and limitations on specific categories of spending remain with the Prion Institute and will be identified in an Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions award agreement.
Maximum amounts available for funding:
There are two tiers of funding available in the Explorations Competition IV: Tier I: Grants of up to $200,000 for a maximum period of two years Tier II: Grants of up to $500,000 for a maximum period of three years Themes accessible for funding: Prion Diseases
Protein Folding and Misfolding
Pathobiology of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs)
Surveillance and Control
TSEs and Society Prion-like human neurodegenerative diseases and dementias
Protein Folding and Misfolding Prion-like Mechanisms in Pathobiology
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Self-Propagative Replication of Ab Oligomers Suggests Potential Transmissibility in Alzheimer Disease
Received July 24, 2014; Accepted September 16, 2014; Published November 3, 2014
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Alzheimergate, re-Evidence for human transmission of amyloid-β pathology and cerebral amyloid angiopathy, Singeltary Submission to Nature