2014 Oregon Tax Checkoff Fund Announced


Oregon Tax Checkoff Fund for Alzheimer’s Research announces 2011 Request for Proposals

Administered by the Layton Aging & Alzheimer's Disease Center for The Oregon Partnership for Alzheimer’s Research

RFA RELEASE DATE: December 10, 2013

The Oregon Partnership for Alzheimer’s Research (OPAR) is pleased to announce its 2014 request for research proposals to be considered competitively for funding available through the Oregon Tax Check Off Alzheimer’s Research Fund. Applications are invited for one-year projects of up to $30,000. For this year, we anticipate funding one to three grants.

These funds have been made available by Oregonians through the Oregon Income Tax Charitable Check-off Program. Created by the Oregon legislature, this program has had tremendous benefit to Oregon communities. The research granting program is organized through the Oregon Partnership for Alzheimer’s Research (OPAR), a state-wide program administered through the Layton Aging & Alzheimer's Disease Center at OHSU. The mission of OPAR is to foster the development of promising research on Alzheimer’s disease in Oregon. Priority for funding is given to investigators just entering the field of dementia research and to new or innovative projects. Applicants may be investigators in Oregon who are launching their careers, are established researchers exploring new areas of investigation, or, with appropriate mentoring, are doctoral level students. Applications will be considered for graduate students, fellows, and junior investigators. Funding for graduate students may be for doctoral dissertation research but not for other research by pre-doctoral or other students.  More established researchers with a clearly defined new direction of research related to Alzheimer’s disease may also apply. Special attention will be given to projects that foster collaboration across disciplines or institutions.

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. The proposed research should investigate relevant scientific questions that will improve our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias and/or that will advance treatment or prevention strategies.

For information about this program and to obtain guidelines and application form, contact Linda Boise, Ph.D., M.P.H., at boisel@ohsu.edu or Mary Ruhl, MS, at ruhl@ohsu.edu or call 503 494-6370.