Alzheimer's Disease Research Program Request for Proposals


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 ADR program offers two types of awards:

Standard Awards 

The standard award 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.

  • Award Amount: $300,000
  • Duration: 3 years
Postdoc Awards 

Postdoctoral fellowship awards are intended for young researchers in their final stages of mentored training. These awards fund projects in an established laboratory that will serve as the basis for the applicant's own independent research career.

  • Award Amount: $200,000
  • Duration: 2 years

Application portal here

Agency Name: 
BrightFocus Foundation
Contact Name: 
Keiko McCreary
Grant Amount: 
$100,000 per year (2-3 years)
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Internal Deadline: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Grant Type: 
Grant Area: 
Grant Eligibility: