For Researchers

Today’s research can lead to tomorrow’s breakthroughs. In this section, you’ll learn about research funding opportunities, new AFTD initiatives, and more.

Funding Opportunities

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 patients in carrying out the activities of daily living.

For over a decade, AFTD has funded innovative basic and clinical research conducted by talented investigators worldwide. Through its various grant programs, AFTD has awarded millions in funding – $3 million during our most fiscal year alone. Together, AFTD and the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADF) have provide funding for FTD translational research. And two new funding opportunities — the FTD Biomarkers Initiative and the Treat FTD Fund – focus on two critical areas of research: biomarker discovery/development and clinical trials for FTD.

Funding Opportunities Chart AFTD

Click the links below for more information about AFTD’s funding opportunities.