Duke/UNC ADRC Norins Pilot Awards

June 9, 2021

The purpose of these $50,000 pilot awards is to stimulate and support collaborative, innovative research on the potential role of microbes or pathogens in the development of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). 

Successful applications will propose feasible projects or experiments to test specific hypotheses, generate strong preliminary data, or develop a critical resource to advance this field of inquiry. All types of research, from any point along the translational spectrum, are welcome. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Associations between specific pathogens or microbiomes and AD risk
  • Advancement of new models to investigate the role of microbes or pathogens in AD
  • Understanding the consequences of infections or antimicrobials on AD or markers of AD risk

For more information on key gaps and high priority topics related to the potential role of infection, microbes, and inflammation in Alzheimer’s disease, view recording of recent symposium: Duke/UNC ADRC 2021 Symposium

To Apply 

LOIs should be submitted by uploading to this secure online portal. Letters must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. on July 12, 2021.  Please address inquiries to Heather Whitson (heather.whitson@duke.edu). 

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