to East Carolina University (Brody School of Medicine) from Alzheimer’s North Carolina for A Multidisciplinary Approach to Fight Senior Dementia: the Wooten Laboratory for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research. Qun Lu, PhD

to University of NC Wilmington, Department of Psychology for Research Project – Therapeutic Approaches to Regulate Neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr. Rachel Kohman

to Duke University from Alzheimer’s North Carolina for the Project – North Carolina Regional Consortium for Brain Health in Aging. Kathleen Welsh-Bohmer, PhD

to Brody School of Medicine East Carolina University from Alzheimer’s North Carolina for Part II of “A Multidisciplinary Approach to Fight Senior Dementia.”  Qun Lu, PhD

to Harriet & John Wooten Laboratory for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases. Qun Lu, PhD

to Harriet & John Wooten Laboratory for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases. Qun Lu, PhD


Research projects we fund cover four broad areas:

  • Prevention
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment/service delivery/models of care/quality and cost of care/workforce
  • Caregiver support

Two-year awards will be granted with a maximum of $50,000 per year ($100,000 total per individual awarded).

  • Two awards will be made in the first year, followed by a second set of two awards in the second year, for a total financial allocation of $400,000.  Successful awardees will be expected to submit an annual report near the end of the initial year of funding, on the basis of which a second year of support would be forthcoming.
  • Awards will not cover payment of indirect costs.  If the total amount of the award is to be allocated to the salary support for the awardee, it is recommended that the proposal contain sufficient information to determine (on the basis of formal commitments from the host institution) that the research expenses of the proposed project could be completed during the time of the award of support from the Dementia Alliance of North Carolina.

Proposals are specifically invited from younger, early career investigators who will embark on studies using human subjects, preferably from North Carolina populations. All applicants should be full-time faculty (i.e. instructors or assistant professors who’ve not yet achieved academic tenure), all of whom are likely to still be in the pre-tenure stages of their careers throughout the term of the award they would receive from the Dementia Alliance of North Carolina.

  • Step One: Submission of Letters of Intent

Submission of letters of intent from prospective applicants, along with information describing the proposed focus of the research project, the credentials and position of the applicant at the host institution, the identity of the applicant’s mentor, and a brief description of the proposed study population.

  • Step Two (if applicants letter of intent is accepted): Submission of Full Proposal

Submission of full proposals must provide details about specific aims of the research, the study population(s), research methods, analysis plans and questions that might be addressed by the proposed research, a budget and narrative describing the direct and indirect costs associated with the project (and other funds that are likely to be needed or have already been acquired).  The proposed mentor for the applicant is expected to submit a letter describing his/her relationship with the applicant and specifying the extent to which he/she would be available to the applicant were the project to be funded by the Dementia Alliance of North Carolina.

Solicitations of proposals will be accepted from the five academic health centers/or medical schools in North Carolina.

  • East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine
  • Duke University
  • Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

In addition to the academic deans of these institutions, solicitations will be addressed to the respective chairs of the departments or divisions of family medicine, general internal medicine, geriatric medicine, neurology, allied health (physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy), complementary medicine, nursing and social work.