American Academy of Neurology Invites Applications for Clinical Research Training Scholarship in Alzheimer's, Dementia Research

The American Academy of Neurology strives to promote the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care and enhance member career satisfaction.

To that end, and in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association and the American Brain Foundation, AAN is inviting applications for the Robert W. Katzman, MD, Clinical Research Training Scholarship in Alzheimer's and Dementia Research.

Through the award, a single award of $65,000 per year for two years plus a $10,000 annual stipend will be awarded to a young investigator in support of clinical research on Alzheimer's or a related dementia. For the purpose of this scholarship, research is defined as "patient-oriented research conducted with human subjects, or translational research specifically designed to develop treatments or enhance diagnosis of neurologic disease." Priority areas of research include epidemiologic or behavioral studies, clinical trials, studies of disease mechanisms, the development of new technologies, diagnostic tests after clinical trials in phase 1, and health services and outcomes research. Disease-related studies not directly involving humans or human tissue are also encouraged if the primary goal is the development of therapies, diagnostic tests, or other tools to prevent or mitigate neurological diseases.

To be eligible, applicants must be an AAN member and must have completed residency or a PhD no more than five years prior to the beginning of the award (July 1, 2020). If applicants have completed both their residency and a PhD, eligibility is based on when residency was completed.

See the American Academy of Neurology website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.