Alzheimer's Association | Clinician Scientist Fellowship to Promote Diversity

The Alzheimer's Association recognizes the need to support exceptional clinician scientists who are currently underrepresented at academic institutions in clinical research training in Alzheimer's and all other dementias For the purpose of this program, a clinician scientist is defined as an individual already trained, licensed and practicing in a clinical field that includes patient contact (e.g., neurology, psychiatry, geriatrics, psychology) or patient-related diagnostic studies (e.g., neuropathology and radiology).

Applicants who are with within 10 years of receiving their M.D., D.O. or Ph.D. (or equivalent) and have licensure for clinical practice, including postdoctoral fellows through Assistant Professors, are eligible. Positions higher than Assistant Professor will not be considered.


Applicants must be clinicians (clinical fellows, postdoctoral fellows through assistant professors; or equivalent positions) interested in an academic career who have:

  • Full-time positions at a recognized non-academic institution and;
  • Less than 10 years of research experience after receipt of their terminal degree and;
  • Licensure for clinical practice.

Specific for the AACSF-D program, eligible applicants have the same requirements as the AACSF program, but are an underrepresented faculty in biomedical and behavioral research on a national, international or institutional basis.


October 8: LOI Deadline
October 25: LOI Notifications
November 19: Full application due
February 15: Award notifications will happen before this date

See Full Eligibility & Application Details

Agency Name: 
Alzheimer's Association
Contact Name: 
Penny D'Agnone
Grant Amount: 
$175,000 maximum over 3 years
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External Deadline: 
Friday, November 19, 2021
Internal Deadline: 
Friday, November 12, 2021
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