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US Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Alzheimer’s Research Program (PRARP) FY2018

For the Financial Year 2018, the PRARP is requiring applications to describe the type of dementia that will be the research focus of the application. These are limited to Alzheimer’s dementia, Lewy body
dementia, frontotemporal dementia, mixed dementia, and vascular dementia.

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) research is discouraged.

Below is a list of award mechanisms available within this program.

Convergence Science Research Award (CSRA)

  • Eligibility – Principal Investigators (PIs) at or above the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent).
  • Funding – Maximum funding is USD $500,000 (approx. AUD $674,000) for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Duration – Maximum period of performance is 3 years.

Quality of Life Research Award (QUAL)

  • Eligibility – Principal Investigators (PIs) at or above the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent).
  • Funding – Maximum funding is USD $500,000 (approx. AUD $674,000) for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Duration – Maximum period of performance is 3 years.

New Investigator Research Award (NIRA)

  • Eligibility – The PI must be an independent, early-career investigator within 3 years of his/her first independent faculty position (or equivalent).
  • Funding – Maximum funding is USD $225,000 (approx. AUD $303, 000) for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Duration – Maximum period of performance is 3 years.

Research Partnership Award (RPA)

  • Eligibility – Principal Investigators (PIs) at or above the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent).
  • Funding – Maximum funding is USD $1.3M (approx AUD $1.75M) for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Duration – Maximum period of performance is 3 years.

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