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.

AFTD Holloway Fellowships

AFTD is proud to support two fellowship programs made possible by the Holloway Family Fund:

  • The Clinical Research Training Scholarship in FTD,  made available in collaboration with the American Academy of Neurology and the American Brain Foundation
  • Holloway Postdoctoral Fellowships

2022 Clinical Research Training Scholarship

This award aims to recognize the importance of good clinical research and to encourage early career investigators in clinical studies in FTD.

The 2022 Clinical Research Training Scholarship, a new funding opportunity specifically for clinician scientists, continues AFTD’s long-standing commitment to supporting the next generation of FTD researchers. Funded by AFTD thanks to the generous support of the Holloway Family Fund, with additional support from the American Brain Foundation in collaboration with the American Academy of Neurology, the Clinical Research Training Scholarship supports (1) patient-oriented research or (2) translational research designed to advance the treatment or diagnosis of FTD. Eligible projects include epidemiologic or behavioral studies, clinical trials, studies of disease mechanisms, the development of new technologies, and health services and outcomes research.

Award Details

  • Duration: Two years
  • Amount of award (USD): $75,000 total/yr ($65,000 plus a $10,000/yr stipend to support education and research-related costs)

Who can apply?

This funding opportunity is open to U.S. and international applicants who:

  • Are AAN members
  • Are interested in an academic career in neurological research
  • Have completed their residency or a PhD no more than 5 years prior to the beginning of this award. Eligibility of applicants who have completed both residency and a PhD is based on when they completed residency


  • July 1st, 2021: RFA posted, online submission portal opens.
  • October 1st, 2021: Application deadline.

Application Portal

Access AAN application portal.


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2020 Holloway Postdoctoral Fellowship

This application is now closed. Awards will be announced soon.

Made possible by the generous support of the Holloway Family Fund.

The AFTD Holloway Postdoctoral Fellowship program provides funding for the next generation of FTD researchers. By supporting talented young investigators during this critical phase of their scientific training, AFTD aims to inspire a long-standing commitment to FTD research.

For the 2021-2023 award cycle, up to 3 fellowships will be funded, thanks to the generosity of the Holloway Family Fund.

Award Details

  • Duration: Two years, beginning on July 1 and ending on June 30 of the second year
  • Amount of award (USD): $60,000/ year ($120,000 total)
  • Application of funds: Postdoctoral stipend + benefits. Any remaining funds may be applied to:
    • Travel to relevant scientific meetings
    • Research expenses (direct costs only)
    • Publication costs

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