The Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP) is a successful collaborative initiative of our Federation, within which all the provincial Alzheimer Societies, the Alzheimer Society of Canada (ASC), partners and donors pull together to support research directed at both eradicating dementia and ameliorating the lives of those affected by it.

The most favoured applications in the Proof of Concept Grants program are those which focus on challenging new directions in research into Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.The Grant will support investigators with innovative, high-risk, high-yield approaches to dementia research.


The principal investigator (and any co-investigators) on a research grant must be based in, or be formally associated with (but not necessarily receive salary support from) a Canadian university or affiliated institution. 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.

Principal investigators must hold a position at least equivalent to the rank of Assistant Professor. Adjunct professors at or above the level of Assistant Professor are eligible to apply. Each grant must designate one principal investigator, who will be the administrative contact.

Funding Available

The maximum amount awarded is$100,000 for a period of up to five years.


Internal Review Please contact your Research Facilitator
cuResearch Approval Form November 1, 2019
Submission to Sponsor November 8, 2019 11:59 pm ET

Submitting Your Application

  • Step 1) Submit an internal Carleton Approval Form
    Submit an internal Approval Form through our central awards management database CUResearch:
    For a user’s guide on submitting an Approval Form, click here.
  • Step 2) Submit an external application to the granting agency
    Submit an external application to the corresponding grant or award agency. For further details about funding categories, eligibility criteria and deadlines for this opportunity, click here.

Useful Links

  • For further details about the application process, funding categories, eligibility criteria and deadlines, click here.
  • To log-in to CUResearch and begin the application process, click here.

Internal Contacts

If you would like assistance with proposal development and/or a substantive review of your proposal, please contact the appropriate Research Facilitator.