At a conference today in Washington, DC, three organizations studying Alzheimer's disease announced a joint grant program for younger researchers. The program, called "Tomorrow’s Leaders in Alzheimer’s Disease Research," will award $100,000 annually to a promising M.D. or Ph.D. investigator to recognize the individual's contributions to the goal of eliminating Alzheimer’s disease.
The award will take the form of a "genius" grant designed to inspire and encourage, and reward, that the recipient can use as he or she sees fit. The organizations sponsoring the grant are the Alzheimer’s Association, the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, and the Lou Ruvo Brain Institute. Details, including submission deadlines, are expected to be released in November 2007.