Research Funding Programs
AFTD supports scientists at various stages of their careers in order to advance the understanding of FTD biology and basic disease mechanisms, identify novel approaches to diagnosis and treatment, and develop assistive technologies that support persons with FTD in carrying out activities of daily living.

Grants Funded

Grants Portfolio

Through various grant programs, AFTD awards millions in grants for basic and clinical research – $3 million during our most recent fiscal year alone.

AFTD-hosted Meetings


The  Frontotemporal Degeneration Treatment Study Group (FTSG) - stakeholders from industry, academia, NIH, FDA and independent foundations come together to accelerate effective FTD treatments in a collaborative forum.

Holloway Summit - the first annual Holloway Summit focused on digital assessment tools for FTD, bringing together leaders in FTD science, neurodegenerative disease research, and digital tool development.



FTD Disorders Registry  - an online database that collects information from those affected by all types of FTD.

A Voice of the Patient Report - a summary of the lived experience of FTD collected during Externally Led Patient-Focused Drug Development meetings.

Resource List for Researchers - This list will continue to evolve as new resources emerge. Please contact AFTD at [email protected] if you would like to suggest edits to this page – either additions or removals.

AFTD Research Partnerships

ADDF           American Brain Foundation          American Academy of Neurology