The ADDF considers financial assistance for relevant grant applications that were submitted to the National Institute on Aging (NIA) or the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and were scored but not funded. Proposals that fall within the ADDF's current funding priorities for drug discovery, clinical trials, biomarkers, and prevention will be considered.

Please review the relevant RFP above for our current funding priorities.

Receiving interim funding by the ADDF will enable investigators to continue valuable research projects and obtain additional preliminary data to aid in future funding efforts.



Average Duration: Varies (multi-year)
Average Award: Varies

Application Submission Guidelines

To start an application, email with a brief summary of your project.

If invited, eligible investigators may submit their original NIA or NINDS applications and a copy of the study section review directly to the ADDF. In addition, NIA and NINDS staff may identify eligible investigators whose applications were scored but unfunded, and will notify them of this opportunity thrice yearly in conjunction with Institute funding decisions. The ADDF will attempt to support parts or all of applications that fall within the foundation’s mission and funding priorities.



For ADDF program-related inquiries, please contact:
Andrew Koemeter-Cox, PhD, Scientific Program Officer
Phone: 212.901.7992

For ADDF submission inquiries, please contact:
Grants and Mission-Related Investments Team
Phone: 212.901.8019

For NIA program-related inquiries, please contact:
Suzana Petanceska, PhD, Program Director, Division of Neuroscience
National Institute on Aging
Phone: 301.496.9350

For NINDS program-related inquiries, please contact:
Roderick A. Corriveau, PhD, Program Director, Neurodegeneration
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Phone: 301.496.5680


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