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Restricted Call: Allen Distinguished Investigators Program - Alzheimer's Disease
Restricted Call: The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation: Allen Distinguished Investigators Program
Life Science Focus 2015: Alzheimer’s Disease
Internal selection deadline: Wednesday 12th November 2014 (midday)
The Allen Distinguished Investigator (ADI) Program seeks to fund a select group of investigators to pursue new, pioneering research that collectively ‘moves the needle’ towards answering broad scientific questions. The most promising proposals will incorporate novel, creative, and ambitious approaches. The program is especially interested in proposals that are unlikely to receive funding from traditional government sources.
This current request for proposals focuses on the basic biology of Alzheimer’s Disease with an emphasis on cellular biology.
Eligibility: The call is limited to interdisciplinary teams that bring together researchers in the field of Alzheimer’s Disease paired with researchers in other fields (e.g. lipid biology, immunology, cerebro/vascular biology, bioenergetics, biostatistics, biomedical engineers, etc.). Teams may include researchers from outside the University of Cambridge. Scientists at any stage of their career may apply. Potential research areas include, but are not limited to:
Funding: The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation expects to fund between 5 and 7 projects with a total funding of $1M-$1.5M, for each project, spanning a 3-year period. The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation has a 0% indirect cost policy. Funding is intended to provide a sustainable funding stream for one or more investigators allowing them sufficient time to investigate big questions in-depth, using risky, novel approaches.
Restricted Call: Institutions are permitted to submit up to two applications. This call is restricted and will be coordinated according to the University’s restricted calls policy (for further information follow link here: http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/rso/restricted/). Applicants are requested to submit an internal selection form together with a letter of support from the Head of Department where the project will be hosted to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 12th November 2014 (midday).
Funder Deadline: 30 January 2015 (midnight PST)
Further details and enquiries: Full details on this call, including further information on the program goals, application process and funder’s requirements are attached. Further information about the foundation can be found here: http://www.pgafamilyfoundation.org/.
Contacts and guidance:
Dr Yolande Cordeaux
Research Strategy Office
University of Cambridge
The Old Schools
Posted on 16/10/2014
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