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New international funding opportunity for care and outcome measurement in Alzheimer’s and dementia

CBRF News, News April 01, 2021

Brain Canada is pleased to be partnering with Alzheimer’s Association (ALZ) to jointly launch the Advancing Research on Care and Outcome Measurement (ARCOM) funding program, an international and collaborative competition aimed at addressing the significant measurement gaps in care and outcomes across diverse and underrepresented populations and stages of dementia.  This program will provide an exceptional opportunity for Canadian researchers to join the international research community and contribute to an underfunded area of focus to help ensure care providers are implementing evidence-based practices and achieving desired outcomes. Through this partnership, Brain Canada is committing up to the equivalent of $750,000 CAD to Canadian-led teams who meet peer review recommendations.

Funding for the Advancing Research on Care and Outcome Measurement program has been made possible by matched funds contributed by the Canada Brain Research Fund, an innovative partnership between the Government of Canada (through Health Canada) and Brain Canada, and by Alzheimer’s Associationa leading health organization for accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support for people living with Alzheimer’s. 

The ARCOM funding program is part of a larger collaboration with Leveraging an Interdisciplinary Consortium to Improve Care and Outcomes for Persons living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia (LINC-AD), a five-year consortium funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The goal of LINC-AD is to undertaka series of high-impact activities to usher in the next phase of psychosocial research in Alzheimer’s disease and all other dementia, ultimately leading to improved care and outcomes. 

Increasing equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in research environments enhances excellence, innovation and creativity. Brain Canada is committed to excellence through equity, and we encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds to apply to our funding opportunities.  

The deadline for receipt of Letters of Intent is May 5, 2021 (17:00 EST).

Click here to view the Request for Applications.