Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

*New* Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for MD-PhD Training Linking Alzheimer with Social and Behavioral Sciences

Posted: 10/19/2020 (Funding)

UW’s Office of Research invites letters of intent for NIA’s MD-PhD Training Program in Alzheimer’s Disease and Its Related Dementias and the Behavioral and Social Sciences. The program 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). If you are interested, you should send a one page set of specific aims and your C.V. to research@uw.edu by November 19.  The call is due to NIA  2/3/21, so you will need to have your materials in to the Office of Sponsored Programs by 1/25/21 for processing, if you are given the go ahead by the Proposal Review Committee.

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. Integrated medical and graduate research training programs may be built around single disciplines or may be multidisciplinary, may be flexible in structure, and should be consistent with individual institutional strengths. Proposed training programs should be flexible and adaptable in providing each trainee with the appropriate background in the social/behavioral sciences relevant to AD/ADRD research and clinical practice, yet be rigorous enough to enable graduates to function independently in both basic social/behavioral science research and clinical investigation.

Deadline: 11/19/2020