Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP) 2021-2022 Competition – Application

Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


Academic Unit: Inquire within your unit

Memorial Deadline: Tuesday 2nd, November 2021

External Deadline: Friday 5th, November 2021


The Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP) is a successful collaborative initiative of our Federation, within which all the provincial Alzheimer Societies, the Alzheimer Society of Canada (ASC), partners and donors pull together to support research directed at both eradicating dementia and ameliorating the lives of those affected by it.

The ASRP provides grants and awards to support Canadian studies that promise new insights into causes,prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Doctoral Awards provide an opportunity for promising individuals, pursuing a PhD, or combined master’s degrees and PhD, to begin the process of becoming future independent investigator sin the field of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Postdoctoral Awards are for graduates with a PhD or MD who wish to gain additional research experience within an established research experience within an established research environment.

OperatingGrants are designed to help launch the careers of outstanding researchers who are within the first six (6)years of their initial academic appointment.

Proof of Concept Grants are designed to fund innovative, potentially high-risk,and high-reward research that pushes beyond the boundaries of our existing understanding of dementia.

The various. ASRP now supports an open competition. With an aim to support research that will improve the lives of those with lived experience, the ASRP invites applicants from all disciplines to apply. Eligible proposals may be cross-cutting or interdisciplinary in nature. Priority will be given to applications that will have a significantimpacton the lives of those living with dementia and their caregivers. Within your application, you will identify which of the following research priorities your proposal falls under:

  • Discovery–Examining the biomedical mechanisms of dementia, including the development of tools, new therapies,and techniques for this purpose.
  • Policy and Health Systems Change–Studies that examine changes to practice or policy that impact the efficacy and effectiveness of health care systems or health professionals providing care to people living with dementia and their caregivers. Includes but is not limited to effects on access to care, quality,and cost of care.
  • Evaluation of Community Programs–Developing and implementing robust evaluation methodology to assess programs/services/processes with clearly identified outcomes that impact the lives of those living with dementia and caregivers in the community.
  • Ethical and Legal Issues–Studies that assess significant gaps in ethical and legal issues, topics or frameworks impacting the quality of life of those living with dementia and caregivers. Includes studies that focus on soliciting an understanding of the opinions and thoughts of people living with dementia in these areas, particularly those underrepresented. For example,ethnic minorities, those who speak a different language, the elderly, children, prisoners, etc.
  • Other–Proposed projects that do not fall within these specific priorities can be recognized as Other within the online application forms, i.e.,other forms of basic research (cause, risk, prevention, etc.) or
  • other research to improve quality of life (technology, social science, psycho-social, epidemiology, etc.

Additional information can be found here.

Funding Sources

Alzheimer Society of Canada

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: September 14, 2021