ADRC Research

The Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) supports internal research in the form of developmental projects. These are usually conducted over a two year period and are funded for up to $250,000 each. The Stanford ADRC selected two projects in 2020, and we anticipate new projects in 2021, 2022, and 2023. Developmental project grants are intended for junior faculty level investigators and for more senior investigators whose research lies in other areas and who now want to work in the field of Alzheimer disease and related disorders.

The Stanford ADRC contributes de-identified data and biological resources to registries and repositories supported by the National Institute on Aging. It supports other research at Stanford University and at other institutions. Center support can include de-identified data (clinical, neuropsychological, structural and molecular brain imaging, genetic, ‘omics, microbiome, and neuropathological), fluid biospecimens obtained from ADRC volunteers (plasma, CSF), fibroblast cell lines, autopsy tissues, biostatistical consultation, and research guidance.

The Stanford ADRC supports research training and education in a variety of ways. The ADRC Research Fellowship Program is described more fully in the Research Education Component. This program provides integrated clinical and basic science training opportunities and mentored research experiences. It is designed to prepare the next generation of researchers for careers in brain aging and in Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.

ADRC Developmental Projects request for applications

Due date November 15, 2021


Read About our Current Stanford ADRC Developmental Projects

Cell type specific transcriptional changes in neurodegenerative disease

Lysosomal signaling in microglia and Alzheimer’s disease

Molecular basis of lysosomal dysfunction in neurodegeneration

Retinal biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease and related diseases