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.
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.