NACC-funded research to date

Please note that as of 2017, NACC has retired the Collaborative and the Junior Investigator grants and replaced them with a New Investigator Award.

NEW INVESTIGATOR PROJECTS — New Investigators are defined as post-doctoral fellows or assistant professors (MD or PhD) within 5 years of rank and not already having had an R01. The new investigator must be affiliated with an ADC. It is not required that projects focus on the secondary analysis of NACC data; however, projects involving NACC data in some way will be viewed more favorably. Applications that include formal mentoring are also viewed more favorably, as are projects that allow the Investigator to visit and/or collaborate across Centers to meet with experts or obtain study-specific data.

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS — To qualify as a NACC-funded collaborative project, at least three NIA-funded ADCs had to participate. Collaborative projects were hypothesis-driven and addressed a scientific question outright or provided preliminary data for a subsequent R01 or other research grant. Collaborative projects had to involve contribution of new or existing data/specimens, new or previously enrolled subjects, or other data resources from the collaborating centers to meet overall study goals. The study did not need to be based on subjects already enrolled in the Uniform Data Set (UDS).

JUNIOR INVESTIGATOR PROJECTS — Junior Investigators were defined as researchers affiliated with an ADC holding the rank of assistant professor or below, including post-docs and trainees. They had also not had previous R01 funding. Analyses had to be based on the NACC Uniform Data Set (UDS) or Neuropathology Data Set.