McKnight Clinical Translational Research Scholarship in Cognitive Aging and Age-Related Memory Loss

Funded by the McKnight Brain Research Foundation through the American Brain Foundation and the American Academy of Neurology

About the Scholarship

The McKnight Clinical Translational Research Scholarship in Cognitive Aging and Age-Related Memory Loss encourages young investigators in clinical studies relevant to age-related cognitive decline and memory loss. The award also recognizes the importance of rigorous training in clinical research and encourages young investigators to seek opportunities to establish future careers in the area of human cognitive aging.

While the focus should NOT be solely on a neurodegenerative dementia (e.g. Alzheimer’s disease); however, proposals that focus on combined study on cognitive aging and a neurodegenerative dementia may be considered.

Each award will consist of a commitment of $65,000 per year for two years, plus a $10,000 per year stipend to support education and research-related costs for a total of $150,000.

How to Apply:

Please Note: The application period for the 2020 scholarship is closed. Please check back for details on the 2020 McKnight Scholarship recipients and the 2021 scholarship application period.

  1. Visit the AAN Research Program
  2. Select“2020 McKnight Clinical Translational Research Scholarship in Cognitive Aging and Age-Related Memory Loss”
  3. Select “Apply now”

Please only submit one application - applicants are not allowed to submit applications for more than one award. Your application may be considered for another category at the discretion of the review committee, but the system will only allow one application per person.

IMPORTANT DATES

October 1, 2019: Application deadline.

January 2020: Notification of recipients.

July 1, 2020: Funding begins.

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