Alzheimer Society 2022 - New Investigator Operating Grant


Alzheimer Society of Canada

For More Information

For additional information, please visit the Alzheimer Society Canada website for

  • Program guidelines
  • Application forms
  • Evaluation criteria


The New Investigator Operating Grant is designed to help launch the careers of outstanding researchers who are within the first 6 years of their initial academic appointment. The intent is to help the grantee establish his/her laboratory and generate enough preliminary data to support fully competitive research grant proposals in national and international funding competitions.


The principal investigator (and any co-investigators) on a research grant must be based in, or be an independent researcher (i.e., professor, associate professor, assistant professor, and professor emeritus) with a Canadian university or affiliated institution (i.e., Teaching hospital). A researcher based outside of Canada would be eligible as a co-investigator only if his/her participation in the project occurred entirely in a Canadian university or affiliated institution. These conditions apply also to doctoral and postdoctoral supervisors.

New Investigator Operating Grant: Applicants must be within six years of their first (initial) faculty appointment and in a recognized Canadian institution at the application deadline date, and documentation must be provided from the institution to show that the applicant has been appointed to a salaried position that will continue for the duration of the grant. The six-year stipulation may be extended if the appointment was interrupted by a significant medical or maternity leave of absence. Proposals are invited in all areas of research that are relevant to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. An application for the New Investigator Grant may not include co- investigators. Collaborators may be listed.

Maximum Project Value

up to $200,000

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

up to four (4) years

Special Notes

Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Applicant to submit copy of complete application along with OR5 form to

External Deadline

Applicant must submit directly to the sponsor using ASPR online application system 

Information on this competition can be found on the Alzheimer Society Canada website.

For Questions, please contact

Alzheimer Society of Canada - Research Department

416-847-2968; 1-800-616-8816 ext. 2968 (toll free)

Office of Research

Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x52832

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