GBHI Members Awarded Alzheimer’s Association International Research Grants

In September, the Alzheimer’s Association announced the recipients of the Alzheimer's Association International Research Grants Program (IRGP) awards. The awardees included several Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health and GBHI faculty members.

The Alzheimer’s Association IRGP funds investigations to advance our understanding of Alzheimer's disease and all other dementia, identify new treatment strategies, improve care, and further our knowledge of brain health and disease prevention. They include grants that support the training of clinician-scientists, the promotion of diversity and underrepresented communities, and the development of postgraduate and early career research. 

The awards represent a variety of international research projects across the globe, including Ireland, Israel, Spain and USA, and range from $140,000 to $175,000.

Below is a list of recent awardees from GBHI (in alphabetical order):

  • Neus Falgas, Atlantic Fellow: “Novel biomarkers related to sleep-wake alterations in Alzheimer’s disease,” Alzheimer's Association Clinician Scientist Fellowship 
  • Francesca Farina, Atlantic Fellow: “Does fear of dementia influence modifiable risk factors for dementia?” Alzheimer's Association Research Fellowship
  • Ignacio Illan Gala, Atlantic Fellow: “Unveiling the impact of biological sex along sporadic and genetic FTLD,” Alzheimer's Association Clinician Scientist Fellowship 
  • Ophir Keret, Atlantic Fellow: “Determinants of dementia phenotype in North African & Mid-eastern Israelis,” Alzheimer's Association Clinician Scientist Fellowship
  • Jorge Llibre Guerra, Atlantic Fellow: “Resilience mechanisms underlying Dominant Inherited Alzheimer’s Disease,” Alzheimer's Association Research Fellowship to Promote Diversity Program
  • Sven Vanneste, GBHI Faculty: “Diminishing accelerated long-term forgetting in mild cognitive impairment,” Alzheimer's Association Research Grant
  • Charles Windon, GBHI Faculty: “Disparities in Neurodegeneration Through a New Lens, SDOH in New IDEAS,” Alzheimer's Association Clinician Scientist Fellowship to Promote Diversity 

As the world’s largest non-profit funder of Alzheimer's disease research, the Alzheimer’s Association regularly offers international funding opportunities. An overview of the next round of the IRGP is listed below.  Learn more about additional funding opportunities through the Alzheimer’s Association.

2022 Alzheimer's Association International Research Grants Program Key Dates

  • Letter of Intent Launch: Now Open! Must be submitted online at
  • Letter of Intent Deadline: October 8, 2021, 5:00 PM ET
  • Letter of Intent Notifications: Week of October 25, 2021
  • Application Deadline (if invited to submit a full application): November 19, 2021, 5:00 PM ET
  • Application Review: November – January 2022
  • Award Notifications: February 15, 2022

2022 January Program: Specific Competitions

For more information about a specific program please visit the Alzheimer’s Association website . To inquire about eligibility, you can contact a member of the Alzheimer's Association Grants staff at

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