Supporting services brings immediate help, hope and relief today. Funding research is investing in the future. ACA is focused on slowing and eventually curing this disease. By delaying the onset of symptoms by 5 years, we could cut the disease rate in half.

Currently, the U.S. spends 400 times more on patient care than on Alzheimer’s research. Locally ACA’s research investment is having a major impact. ACA seed funding was instrumental in helping the UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center successfully renew a $1.1 million grant from the National Institute of Aging to continue its research to find better treatments and, ultimately, a cure.

Since 2001, Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama (ACA) has funded 24 research grants at UAB, the University of Alabama and Auburn University. The purpose of this competitive grant program is to help supplement research in the field and to stimulate junior investigator interest in this area. All disciplines are encouraged to apply. Applicants should be, but are not limited to, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, medical fellows, instructors and/or junior faculty. ACA will fund an award of up to $25,000. Funding is for one year.

Awards will be announced at ACA’s annual meeting, which is held in November.

ACA’s phone number is (205) 871-7970.

A list of recipients is attached below, as are copies of last year’s application and poster.