Young Investigator Awards
Applications are being sought from graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty affiliated with academic institutions in Los Angeles, Riverside, or San Bernardino Counties who are working in biomedical, clinical, or psychosocial research with a focus on Alzheimer’s or related dementias.

Awardees will be selected by the Alzheimer’s Los Angeles Medical and Scientific Advisory Council. Candidates may self-nominate or be nominated by a faculty member/mentor. Entries will be evaluated based on relevance, innovation, impact on the disease, and scientific rigor.

Award recipients will each receive a $1,000 cash award

To apply, please submit the following documents, in this order, in a consolidated PDF file:

  • 400-word summary of current research activities

  • Written answers (2-5 sentences each) to the following questions:

    1. How does your research advance our ability to understand, manage or treat Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders?
    2. What is novel about your findings or the approach used?
    3. What steps have you taken to ensure that your data are solid and reliable?
    4. What exactly was your role in this project?
  • Letter of support from a mentor or academic advisor

  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of any publications

  • Reviewer recruitment list (names of 3 reviewers not from your institution, including their respective institution names, phone numbers, and email addresses)

  • One relevant manuscript (optional)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Please submit PDF applications to Margarita Bermudez at
mbermudez@alzla.org no later than April 7, 2019

For more info, call 323.930.6272

The 2018 awards were made possible through the generosity of Helena Chui, MD