VCoA administers the Alzheimer´s and Related Diseases Research Award Fund, which provides seed money to researchers in Virginia to stimulate innovative research into biomedical and psychosocial aspects of dementia, including cell biology, caregiving, and animal modeling.
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The ARDRAF is intended to increase public understanding about how dementing illnesses affect individuals, families, caregivers, and society; support pilot projects from a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines; foster the application of knowledge about Alzheimer's and related diseases; investigate the impact of these conditions on the Commonwealth of Virginia; and determine appropriate public policy.
VCoA has supervised solicitation of applications, awarding competitive grants since 1982. The size of the awards vary, but are limited to $40,000. VCoA absorbs all administrative costs, passing through all of each year's appropriation to the selected researchers.
For more information, or to receive the annual call for proposals, contact Dr. Constance L. Coogle at 804/828-1525 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1982, Code of Virginia, 2.2-719
To stimulate research, foster the application of knowledge, examine the effects, and increase public understanding of Alzheimer's and related diseases.
Virginia Center on Aging, Virginia Commonwealth University
Competitive, Third Party Professional Awards Committee
|4-||$5,000 seed grants, 1982-1983|
|52-||$10,000 seed grants, 1984-1996|
|12-||$16,500 seed grants, 1997-1999|
|2-||$25,000, 3 $20,000, & 1 $15,000 seed grants, 2000|
|5-||$25,000 seed grants, 2001|
|4-||$25,000 & 1 $2,550 seed grants, 2002|
|3-||$25,000 & 1 $22,000 seed grants, 2003 (partial support - Alz' Assn.-Greater Richmond Chapter)|
|3-||$25,000 & 1 $5,000 seed grants, 2004|
|7-||$25,000 seed grants, 2005|
|7-||$30,000 seed grants, 2006|
|10-||$40,000 & 1 9,300 seed grants, 2007-2008|
|5-||$37,000 seed grants, 2009|
|4-||$37,500 & 1 - $18,750 seed grants, 2010|
|4-||$40,000 & 1- $12,500 seed grants, 2012|
|University of Virginia, 48|
|Virginia Commonwealth University:|
|-VCU Medical Center, 37|
|-VCU Monroe Park Campus, 4|
|Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 13|
|Eastern Virginia Medical School, 10|
|George Mason University, 8|
|Old Dominion University, 3|
|Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Inc., 2|
|-Central and Western Virginia Chapter, 1|
|-Southeastern Virginia Chapter, 1|
|College of William and Mary, 1|
|Family Respite Center, Falls Church, 1|
|Goodwin House, Inc., Alexandria, 1|
|James Madison University, 1|
|Shenandoah University, 1|
|Virginia Department of Emergency Services, 1|
|Western State Hospital, 1|
|Ferrum College, 1|
|Marymount University, 1|
behavioral and cognitive changes, caregiving, clinical assessment, brain chemistry/neurology, cell biology, electrophysiology immunological responses, environmental factors, drug discovery changes
$24.7 million documented, approximately $4.08 million pending
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