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R25: Expanding Research in AD/ADRD

NIA is committed to attracting, training, and developing a skilled and diverse interdisciplinary Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia research workforce. To this end, NIA recently issued two new institutional research education funding opportunities designed to expand research opportunities in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias (ADRD).

First Due Date: May 24, 2023

  • The NIA ERA Summer Research Education Program (R25) supports summer programs focused on educating high school students, undergraduate students, or K-12 science teachers. Summer programs, between 8-14 weeks, will implement research experiences to enhance participants’ understanding of the science, career options, and/or educational practices in the field of Alzheimer’s and related dementias.
    • Budget: Up to $200,000 per year for 5 years
  • The NIA ERA Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (R25) supports programs that provide recent baccalaureate graduates with immersive, project based, research experiences in Alzheimer’s and related dementias. These programs, 1 to 2 years in duration, should focus on efficiently and robustly preparing recent graduates to pursue advanced degrees and other research-related career opportunities in the Alzheimer’s field.
    • Budget: Up to $400,000 per year for 5 years

Both funding opportunities must include a Recruitment Plan to Enhance Diversity, outlining the program’s efforts and strategy to include individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.

  • Watch the R25 Informational Webinar

    Check out the recording of a recent informational webinar for additional guidance on applying for these new R25 funding opportunities.

ERA is just one example of NIA’s investments in diversifying the aging research workforce. Read more about NIA’s Training Opportunities for Special Populations.

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