BrightFocus Foundation: Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program (Standard Award and Postdoctoral Fellowship)

BrightFocus provides research funds for U.S. domestic as well as international researchers pursuing pioneering research leading to greater understanding, prevention, and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

BrightFocus is committed to supporting scientists from diverse backgrounds to foster creativity and innovation in addressing complex scientific challenges. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who are from groups underrepresented in the field of Alzheimer’s disease research.

The Alzheimer’s Disease Research program offers two types of awards:

Standard Awards – Provides significant funding for researchers who have already generated some amount of preliminary data, but are often required to demonstrate additional, significant progress before they can apply to governmental or industrial funding agencies.
The award amount is $300,000 for a three year project duration.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards – Intended for young researchers in their final stages of mentored training. Must be within 5 years of degree conferral. These awards fund projects in an established laboratory that will serve as the basis for the applicant’s own independent research career. The award Amount is $200,000 for a two-year project duration.