Research Education Component

The BU ADRC Research Education Component (REC) is an interactive, mentored training program targeted at postdoctoral trainees and junior faculty, which focuses on providing the next generation of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders with the essential tools and competencies needed to launch a successful career in basic, clinical, and translational science.

The goal of the REC is to promote a highly collaborative research environment among young basic scientists and physicians. In addition to collaborating with mentors to develop individual research projects and to secure their own grant funding, new investigators also complete additional training courses and hands-on clinical observations with physicians for experiential training linking patient care and translational research.  Applications are open annually around July.


Early career researchers, junior faculty, and advanced postdoctoral fellows, including those new to Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (ADRD), are encouraged to submit Letters of Interest. Only US citizens and permanent residents are eligible to receive support. Selected applicants will undergo mentored research experiences that develop state-of-the-art research skills related to ADRD. Individuals from underrepresented groups and from fields outside of ADRD are encouraged to apply.


Applicants will be eligible to receive up to $10,000 per year. Funds may be used for salary, fringe benefits, coursework, travel, and research project-related expenses


Please contact the REC Program Manager, Samrana Bertrand, at for more information.


Current ADRC REC Scholars