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Funding Opportunities

With the projected increase in the prevalence of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD) in coming years, there is an urgent need to enhance and diversify our nation's workforce of ADRD investigators. More researchers are needed who can effectively lead cross-disciplinary, translational, team-science initiatives to enable rapid progress in preventing and treating ADRD. To this end, the overarching goal of the Research Education Component (REC) of the Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at UC San Diego is to provide a supportive environment to foster innovative, interdisciplinary research with an emphasis on bi-directional translational research. We will recruit and train outstanding junior faculty from a broad range of disciplines, including members of underrepresented groups, in cutting-edge research methods to promote the development of future research leaders in ADRD. We will monitor their success in developing high-impact independent research programs and evaluate the effectiveness of our training program with objective.

The Shiley-Marcos ADRC offers development project grants to junior investigators through a competitive application process.  The call for applications will be posted on our website and announced through e-mail distribution with application details to our lists.  If you are interested in receiving funding opportunity announcements, send an e-mail request to