The Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP) is a successful collaborative initiative of our Federation, within which all the provincial Alzheimer Societies, the Alzheimer Society of Canada (ASC), partners and donors pull together to support research directed at both eradicating dementia and ameliorating the lives of those affected by it.
The ASRP provides grants and awards to support Canadian studies that promise new insights into causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
New Investigator Grants are designed to help launch the careers of outstanding researchers who are within the first 2 years of their initial academic appointment.
The ASRP focuses on two research streams:
1. The Biomedical Stream provides funding for research into basic biological mechanisms related to brain changes associated with the disease, and into the identification of therapeutic agents to combat the disease. Applications relative to, for example, brain-behaviour mechanisms, biochemical changes and molecular genetics are processed in the Biomedical stream.
2. The Quality of Life stream is concerned with all aspects of dementia care and support. The Alzheimer Society has a particular interest in the means to improve the way care is experienced by people with dementia living in long term care homes, and their families.
All applications for funding must include an explicit statement defining the relevance of the proposed research to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. ASC reserves the right to allocate an application to the review panel deemed most appropriate for that application.