Late Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease Family Based Study (NIA)

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Agency: National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Scope: The National Institute on Aging seeks (U24) resource-related research project cooperative agreement applications specific to infrastructure to support the Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project (ADSP) related to the collection, longitudinal followup, ascertainment of antecedent risk factors and  characterization of additional relatives from families multiply affected with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in order to expand the existing NIA Late Onset of AD Family Based Study sample set.

Deadline: Letters of Intent are due 30 days prior to the application due date. Proposals are due Sept. 25, 2016; Jan. 25, 2017; and May 25, 2017.

Funds: A total of $1.1 million for FY2017. The maximum project period is five years.

Eligibility: Colleges and universities; for-profit organizations, including small businesses; nonprofit organizations; state, local, special district and Native American tribal governments; and independent school districts; among others. 


Areas: NIA said activities during the next five years should include but are not limited to: followup of existing families to confirm current or past diagnoses, documenting any changes in diagnoses and recruiting new family members within these families; phenotyping and genotyping (GWAS and/ or exon chip) all new family members; recruiting offspring of the proband generation for each of the existing families, and phenotyping and genotyping (GWAS, exon chip or a related approach) offspring; and recruiting new families from other ethnic groups (three or more affected per family) including but  not exclusively African American, Afro-Caribbean, Mexican American, Central and South American, and Asian populations.


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