The purpose of this FOA is to provide support for institutional research training programs in Alzheimers Disease/Alzheimers Disease-Related Dementias (AD/ADRD).
These institutional research training programs should produce well-trained neuroscientists who leave the program with the research skills
and scientific knowledge to make a significant contribution to research on AD/ADRD cognitive impairment and dementia.
Programs should be designed to enhance the breadth and depth of training across the spectrum AD/ADRD research areas (e.g.
AD, Vascular Contributions to Cognitive Impairment and Dementia (VCID), Lewy Body Dementia (LBD), Fronto-temporal Dementia (FTD) and mixed dementias) by incorporating didactic, research and career development components within this theme into a program that fosters exceptional research skills and knowledge.
Programs may support basic, clinical and/or translational research.
Programs supported by this FOA must include formal components to ensure a thorough understanding of experimental design, statistical principles and methodological approaches, analytical skills, and skills for communicating science, both orally and in writing, to a wide variety of audiences.
All programs are expected to design and/or provide opportunities and activities that will foster the development of quantitative literacy and the application of quantitative approaches to the trainees' research.
These training programs are intended to be 2 years in duration and support training of one or more of the following groups:
dissertation stage predoctoral students in their 3rd and/or 4th year of graduate school, postdoctoral fellows and fellowship-stage clinicians.
(NINDS does not support first or second year graduate students under this FOA).