The Alzheimer Society Research Program – Proof of Concept Grants LOI 2023


Alzheimer Society of Canada and Brain Canada

For More Information

For additional information, please visit the Alzheimer Society website for

  • Program guidelines
  • Application forms
  • Evaluation criteria


The Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP) provides grants and awards to support Canadian research that promises new insights into causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. 

The Proof of Concept Grants are designed to fund innovative, high-risk and high-reward research that pushes beyond the boundaries of our existing understanding of dementia. Interested researchers must first submit a LOI. When deemed eligible they are invited to submit a full application.


Principal investigators must hold a position equivalent to the rank of Assistant Professor or higher in a Canadian research-intensive University.  Adjunct professors at or above the level of Assistant Professor are eligible to apply.

The Proof-of-Concept Grants program will favour those applications that focus on challenging new directions in research into Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Maximum Project Value

$100,000 per grant

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

3 years


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

External Deadline

Letter of Intent: Applicant  -  LOI must be submitted online through ASC’s SurveyMonkey Apply portal (LOI)

Review attached LOI Application Guidelines

Internal Deadline

Application (if Invited): Applicant to submit a copy of complete application and OR5 form to:

External Deadline

Application (If Invited): Applicant to submit application and supporting documents online through ASC’s SurveyMonkey Apply portal


PDF icon LOI Application Guidelines284.01 KB
For Questions, please contact

Research Department

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Tel: 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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