University of Southern California


RFA-AG-21-027: MD-PhD Training Program in Alzheimer’s Disease and Its Related Dementias and the Behavioral and Social Sciences (T32)

Slots:                                        1

Internal Deadline:                      November 13, 2020

LOI:                                          January 3, 2021

External Deadline:                     February 3, 2021

Award Type:                              Grant

Estimated Number of Awards:    4

Anticipated Amount:                                 NIA intends to commit $777,000 in direct costs in FY 2021 to fund four awards.

Process for Limited Submissions: PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: For all competitions mentioned in the digest, select the ‘Limited Submission’ option at the top to submit.

Materials to submit include:

(1) Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.

(2) CV – (5 pages maximum)


Who May Serve as PI:                    Applicant institutions are encouraged to consider proposing multiple PDs/PIs, particularly when each brings a unique perspective and skill set that will enhance training. At least one of the PDs/PIs should be an established investigator in the application’s target scientific area, capable of providing both administrative and scientific leadership to the development and implementation of the proposed program. Additional PDs/PIs may be included to achieve the training goals.

Please see the full announcement for more information.

Purpose:                                   NIA’s MD-PhD Training Program in Alzheimer’s Disease and Its Related Dementias and the Behavioral and Social Sciences is designed to help strengthen the pipeline of physician-scientist leaders dedicated to using social and behavioral science approaches to addressing the nation’s challenges posed by Alzheimer’s disease and its related dementias (AD/ADRD). This FOA provides support to eligible domestic institutions to develop and implement effective approaches to integrated dual-degree training leading to the award of both an MD and a research doctorate degree (PhD or equivalent). This FOA invites applications from institutions with externally funded grants in the social/behavioral sciences that are relevant to the research topics proposed under this FOA. Fields of graduate training that are responsive to this FOA are economics, health economics, health services research, public policy, healthcare policy, social work, demography, sociology, social epidemiology, and psychology.


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