Requesting Applications for Career Development Awards

  • Funding Type:
    Grant Funding
  • Opportunity From:

    NIA IMPACT Collaboratory

Opportunity Description:

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) Imbedded Pragmatic Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and AD-Related Dementias (AD/ADRD) Clinical Trials (IMPACT) Collaboratory is now accepting applications for the Career Development Award (CDA). These CDAs support the development of MD, PhD, or equivalent researchers who seek careers conducting embedded pragmatic clinical trials (ePCTs) for people living with AD/ADRD and their care partners.


The IMPACT Collaboratory will fund up to two 2-year CDAs, prioritizing applications that address dementia care for people of all backgrounds and promote health equity. Each award will provide up to $220,000 in direct costs over two years with an indirect cost rate capped at 8%. Awardees are required to devote a minimum of 75% effort toward the goals of the award.

Eligible applicants include MD, PhD, or equivalent researchers who seek careers conducting ePCTs for people living with AD/ADRD and their care partners. Applicants are typically within 7 years of their post-doctoral training program at the time of application. Exceptions will be made in this round of funding for investigators with more than 7 years who can demonstrate evidence of changing their career path to pursue research on ePCTs among PLWD. Such applicants must request prior approval.

Applications are due Thursday, September 15, 2022 by 5pm ET.  An informational webinar will be hosted on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 2:00 PM ET to provide investigators with an overview of application details. Investigators will have the opportunity to ask questions. Use this link for required pre-registration

A set of frequently asked questions (FAQ) regarding this award is available
online at https://impactcollaboratory.org/CDA-grant-faq/. Additionally, please email
IMPACTcollaboratory@hsl.harvard.edu with any questions.