BrightFocus Foundation: Alzheimer’s Disease Research

Applications Open Summer 2024

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
Must be allowed by institution to apply for and manage a grant award and mentor students.

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

Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards
Must be within 5 years of degree conferral.

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

For more information, please see the foundation website.