DOD Peer Reviewed Alzheimer’s Transforming Research Award

Funding Opportunity Number: HT942524PRARPTRRA

Letter of Intent: May 22, 2024
Submission: June 20, 2024


The FY24 PRARP TrRA is intended to support studies that will make transformative and advanced contributions to reduce risk of or prevent the development of AD/ADRD. Risk reduction considering TBI and/or military service is of particular interest to the program. The work should significantly accelerate efforts in AD/ADRD research and demonstrate significant impact toward improving patient care and/or quality of life.

To meet the intent of the funding opportunity, applications must robustly address an important problem or a critical barrier to progress in prevention and risk reduction. The proposed research may include, but is not limited to, exploring questions in the following areas:

  • Identification of risk factors (environmental, genetic, epigenetic, lifestyle, etc.).
  • Identification and implementation of strategies to reduce AD/ADRD risk and prevent cognitive problems following TBI and/or military service.
  • Understanding the role of social determinants of health in risk reduction.
  • Informational (not descriptive) epidemiology to understand environmental and other factors that contribute to development of AD/ADRD.

All applications submitted to this funding opportunity must clearly indicate how the project addresses a critical unmet need, explain how the research will be representative of the population it intends to benefit, and demonstrate cultural competence. Culturally competent research factors the cultural background and diversity of the intended beneficiaries of the research outcomes when developing research ideas, conducting research, and implementing the research findings. Cultural competency in research is critical in reducing health disparities and enhancing the quality and impact of research by ensuring inclusivity, understanding, and responsiveness to the needs of diverse populations.

For more information, please see the announcement webpage.