AFTD Pilot Grants
AFTD Pilot Grants provide seed funding for innovative research projects in the preliminary stages of development, with an emphasis on early-career investigators in the process of establishing an independent research program. Projects funded through the Pilot Grant program are intended to generate data to support a follow-on grant application to the NIH, another public agency or a nonprofit organization.
AFTD funds three types of Pilot Grants:
- Basic Science Pilot Grants – These grants support projects focused on the neurobiological mechanisms underlying FTD.
- Susan Marcus Memorial Fund Clinical Research Pilot Grants – Funded by a generous donor, these grants support projects using human subjects or biofluid/tissue samples to answer questions about FTD pathology or to advance clinical practice.
- Nonpharmacological Therapies & Tools for FTD Pilot Grants – These grants support nonpharmacological therapeutic interventions or state-of-the-art technologies with the potential to positively impact the daily quality of life for persons with FTD and their families.
Award Details (All Pilot Grant Categories)
- Funding period: 1 year (January 1 – December 31)
- Amount of award (USD): $60,000
- Application of funds: Direct costs only
Who can apply?
- Investigators with faculty appointments at academic institutions, hospitals, or not-for-profit research institutions.
- Investigators employed by for-profit organizations.
- U.S. and international researchers.
- New and early-stage investigators are especially encouraged to apply.
- AFTD postdoctoral fellows cannot be Pilot Grant PIs, unless confirmation of a faculty appointment that will start by the beginning of the funding period is provided
Timeline: 2017 Basic Science/Clinical Research Awards
Timeline: 2018 Nonpharmacological Therapies Awards
For more information, please contact:
- Debra Niehoff, PhD, Research Manager, AFTD
Phone: 267-758-8654 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org