Supporting Research in Health Disparities, Policy and Ethics in Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Research

Letter of Intent: January 9, 2024
Submission: April 2, 2024

Award Amount
Up to $240,000

Neurological diseases are the leading cause of poor health and disability, and the second leading cause of death (Lancet Neurology, 2019). As the global population ages and grows – in part as a result of advances in research, treatment, and the public health initiatives that have followed in cardiovascular disease and cancer the prevalence of neurological diseases in an aging population will increase. The number of people living with dementia across the world is expected to rise from 55 million in 2019 to 139 million in 2050, according to the World Health Organization.

The purpose of this funding program is to support research to study the incidence, etiology, and underlying pathology, diagnostic and treatment challenges, clinical presentation, healthcare access and behavior, health outcomes, and/or disease burden of AD/ADRD in minoritized and disproportionately affected populations, who are underrepresented in AD/ADRD research. Prioritizing inclusivity in research will broaden our understanding of AD/ADRD, leading to greater awareness, earlier and more accurate diagnosis, and ultimately to equitable treatments and interventions that benefit all communities.

For this Funding Opportunity, minoritized populations include but are not limited to, Black/ African American, Hispanic/ Latino/ Latinx, Asian/ Asian American, Native American/ Indigenous, national or ethnic, religious or linguistic minoritized groups, LGBTQIA+, those in lower socioeconomic groups, persons with disabilities, refugees, internally displaced people, and individuals living in geographies identified as underserved (rural and urban). We welcome applications from international academics researching these areas.

For more information, please see the foundation website.