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 New Investigator Operating Grant is a prestigious funding opportunity designed to help launch the careers of outstanding researchers who are entering their first phase of an academic appointment. The intent is to help the grantee establish his/her laboratory and generate enough preliminary data to support fully competitive research grant proposals in national and international funding competitions.


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 doctoraland postdoctoral supervisors.

Applicants must be within four years of their first academic appointment and in a recognized Canadian institution at the application deadline date, and documentation must be provided from the institution to show that the applicant has been appointed to a salaried position that will continue for the duration of the grant. The two year stipulation may be extended if the appointment was interrupted by a significant medical or maternity leave of absence.Proposals are invited in all areas of biomedical and quality of life research that are relevant to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. An application for the New Investigator Grant may not include co-applicants

Funding Available

The ASRP will provide these up to $200,000 for a period of up to four years. These grants are not renewable. The grant is strictly to support the research project operating costs.


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

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Internal Contacts

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

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