RFA: Pilot Project Awards from USC’s CeASES-ADRD


The Schaeffer Center, through the USC Center for Advancing Sociodemographic and Economic Study of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (CeASES-ADRD), is currently accepting applications to fund one-year research pilot projects.  Information about the application process and required materials is available here.

Applicants can apply online here

About the Opportunity

For the 2021-2022 funding cycle, we invite innovative proposals related to our research priorities:

  1. Health, social and economic costs of ADRD for individuals, families and generations
  2. Physician and individual behaviors impact on dementia risk and outcomes
  3. Health systems’ and payment models’ impact on care, health and economic outcomes
  4. Factors driving variation in ADRD risk and outcomes across populations
  5. International and national trends in and projections of ADRD

The award includes $30,000 in total direct and indirect costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Click here to read about the application requirements and be sure to attend an information session over Zoom with this link on Tuesday, January 12, 2021.  All application information must be submitted by the close of business on Friday, February 5, 2021.

Who Should Apply:

We encourage applications from scholars at all stages of their research career interested in social science research related to ADRD. We anticipate awarding 4 pilots based on the following criteria:

  • Quality of research and likelihood project will lead to National Institutes of Health funded study
  • Credentials of investigator relative to career stages
  • Relation to CeASES ADRD’s mission and themes


Applying for the 2021-2022 CeASES-ADRD Pilot Award