Alzheimer's Society Research Program: New Investigator Operating Grants


Alzheimer Society

For More Information

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

  • Program guidelines
  • Application forms
  • Evaluation criteria


The Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP) now supports an open competition. With an aim to support research that will improve the lives of those with lived experience, the ASRP invites applicants from all disciplines to apply. Eligible proposals may be cross-cutting or interdisciplinary in nature. Priority will be given to applications that will have a significant impact on the lives of those living with dementia and their caregivers.

The New Investigator Operating Grant is designed to help launch the careers of outstanding researchers who are within the first six (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 a Canadian university or affiliated institution (e.g., teaching hospital), or be an independent researcher (e.g., professor, associate professor, assistant professor, and professor emeritus) with a Canadian university or affiliated institution (e.g., teaching hospital). People with lived experience of dementia are eligible to serve as co-investigators on a grant application but are not permitted to apply as a principal investigator. 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.

Maximum Project Value

Grants of up to $200,000 each will be awarded.  Brain Canada will co-fund up to two (2) successful applicants.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

 a period of up to four (4) years.


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

Internal Deadline

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

External Deadline

All applications and supporting documents must be submitted online through ASC’s Survey Monkey Apply portal:

The ASRP does not accept applications and supporting documents via mail or email.

Click here to view the Application Guidelines.

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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