Call for Applications: Pilot Projects in Alzheimer's Disease Disparities, Columbia University

February 8, 2021


Postdoctoral scientists/fellows and early-career researchers (established mid-career scientists who would like to leverage the pilot funds to transition into ADRD-relevant research may also apply) are eligible to apply. Applicants must meet the NIH definition of underrepresented in biomedical research. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in an enduring career in ADRD-relevant research.


Scientists should complete the pilot projects within 12 months of the award with a budget of up to $50,000 for investigators from Columbia University, and $35,000 for investigators outside of Columbia University. 


The Columbia Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Alzheimer's Disease Disparities (CIRAD) focuses on biological, behavioral, sociocultural, and environmental factors that contribute to disparities in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD. The projects should preferably focus on aspects of human research in ADRD, including diagnosis, biomarkers, risk and resilience factors, interventions, and caregiving. Basic science projects with translational potential to disparities in ADRD will be considered. The investigators awarded with pilots will become CIRAD scientists and will have access to local and national career development resources, opportunities to attend national scientific and networking meetings


Please email Jessica Idumonyi at [email protected] to obtain an application packet or if you have questions about eligibility, if you are a potential applicant without a mentor, or if you would like guidance on developing a potential CIRAD pilot application.