The Knight Alzheimer Disease Research Center (Knight ADRC) at Washington University supports clinical, biomedical, behavioral, and translational research on aging and dementia. Applications proposing patient-oriented research (e.g., risk factors, diagnosis, disease course, and treatment and management) and basic studies (including topics such as neurodegeneration, genetic factors, and cellular and molecular mechanisms) both are welcomed.

The Developmental Project grant program aims to encourage investigators new to Alzheimer disease, both those who are early in their career development and those who are more senior but are new to this area, to initiate research in dementia and aging. Developmental Project grant proposals undergo competitive peer review. All Developmental Projects will be funded for one year at an anticipated maximum of $100,000 direct costs; a second year of funding (also at a maximum of $100,000 direct costs) will be awarded pending receipt of an approved progress report near the end of Year One.

If there is an active call for project applications, a Call for Projects button will appear below with additional details. You can also view a list of current and previous awardees.