Each year, OHSU’s Layton Aging & Alzheimer’s Disease Center administers the Oregon Partnership for Alzheimer’s Research (OPAR), a program which allows Oregon taxpayers to have a portion of their state income tax refund donated to Alzheimer’s research. Researchers in Oregon have an opportunity to receive up to $40,000 from OPAR via the Oregon Tax Checkoff Alzheimer’s Research Fund.
Priority for funding will be given to investigators just entering the field of dementia research and to new or innovative projects. Grants may be awarded to clinical, basic, or social scientists for support of research that will advance the understanding, treatment or prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. Appropriate fields include the basic neurosciences, genetics, nursing, social work, epidemiology, sociology, psychology, psychiatry, public health, economics, counseling, delivery of health care services, and others relevant to Alzheimer’s research or practice. Special attention will be given to projects that foster collaboration across disciplines or institutions.
Applications will be accepted from junior investigators, established researchers exploring new directions, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate-level students with appropriate mentors. For information about this program and to obtain guidelines and application form, contact Linda Boise, PhD, MPH, at 503-494-6370. Applications are due March 6, 2012.