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Texas Alzheimer's Research & Care Consortium

Mar 3, 2020, 13:52 PM by Melodi Moore
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The Texas Alzheimer’s Research and Care Consortium (TARCC), a collaborative research effort funded by the State of Texas as part of the Darrell K Royal Texas Alzheimer’s Initiative is pleased to announce its FY2020 Request for Applications (RFA) as part of a research program to support an innovative, translational-based research structure across the state of Texas, and to ensure that a diverse pool of well-trained clinician-scientists are available in Texas to aid in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. 

Applications are due: March 20, 2020 by 5pm CST
Submit completed application materials to

Four funding mechanisms are available:

Investigator Initiated Research Grant – up to $200,000 (direct costs*) per year for 1-4 years

Collaborative Research Grant – up to $250,000 (direct costs*) per year, per Member Institution, for 1-4 years

Junior Investigator Grant – up to $150,000 (direct costs*) per year for 1-2 years

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Grant – $100,000 (direct costs*) per year for 1-2 years

*Indirect funds will be capped at 10%. The combined total of indirect costs for the main budget and subcontract budget (if applicable) cannot exceed 10% of the combined direct costs.

For all Funding Mechanisms, the principal investigator (PI) must hold a faculty position within a TARCC member institution. Proposals may include investigators at non-TARCC institutions or organizations, but the prime award must be issued to the TARCC member institution. PIs can possess degrees in any field as long as the topic of the application is relevant to human studies of neurodegeneration. The PI must demonstrate a track record of productivity appropriate for their proposed research goals.

For a Junior Investigator Grant, principal investigators must be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level and within 10 years of completion of their terminal degree (e.g. Ph.D., M.D., etc.). 

For the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Grant, the principal investigator must have an MD, PhD, PsyD, DO, PharmD, or other doctoral degree in a clinical field related to Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Fellows should have clinical responsibilities and be able to accomplish a TARCC-related research project in the period proposed. Fellows must have received their terminal advanced degree within the past five years at the time of their appointment, and have not previously received substantial, independent research funding. Duplication of prior training of the Fellow will not be supported.
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