The Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship to Promote Diversity (AARF-D) award is intended to support exceptional scientists from underrepresented groups who are working in Alzheimer’s or all other dementias research and who are engaged in their post-graduate work (i.e. postdoctoral fellows) and before their first independent faculty positions (i.e. Assistant Professor) and working in diverse areas of research, including basic, translational, clinical, functional and social-behavioral research. Investigators doing clinically-focused research without clinical practice are encouraged to apply to this AARF-D program.
Individuals applying to the program will be accepted from postdoctoral fellows with full time positions at their respective institution who have less than 10 years of research experience after receipt of their doctorate or other terminal degree. Individuals who have a position of an Assistant Professorship or above are not eligible.
Applications will be accepted from postdoctoral fellows (or an equivalent level position) with full-time positions at their respective academic institution and less than 10 years of research experience after receipt of their terminal degree.
Specific for the AARF-D program, eligible applicants have the same requirements as the AARF program, but are an underrepresented faculty in biomedical and behavioral research on a national, international or institutional basis.
Applicants must submit a Diversity Self Statement (1 paragraph max) during the letter of intent (LOI) stage outlining the applicant’s status and eligibility for this program.
October 8: LOI Deadline
October 25: LOI Notifications
November 19: Full application due
February 15: Award notifications will happen before this date