Pilot Grant Program – RFP


The Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center (BU ADC) is soliciting applications for pilot studies. New proposals to test novel basic or clinical research ideas relevant to Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders are welcomed. Two NIH funded proposals of $25,000 in direct costs for a one-year non-renewable term will be awarded. The Pilot Grant funding mechanism is designed to help new investigators develop data to support applications for further funding from NIH and other sources and to encourage more senior investigators in other fields to bring their expertise to test new ideas relevant to Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Pilot grants are not intended to fund large undertakings by established investigators or to enhance currently funded research projects.

Submission for 2017-2018 grant year has already passed.  Submissions will open back up in June of 2018.

Click here for the application forms

Please email your completed application to Cditerli@bu.edu & bmyoung@bu.edu

For specific program guidelines and other information regarding the BU ADC Pilot Grant program , please contact:

Christina DiTerlizzi, Education Core Assistant Director, BU ADC
Tel: 857-364-2140
Email: Cditerli@bu.edu


Beverly Young, Administrator, BU ADC
Tel: 857.364.4702
Email: bmyoung@bu.edu