Applying for the 2021-2022 CeASES-ADRD Pilot Award

Applications for this opportunity are currently closed. Please check back later in the year. 
The Schaeffer Center, through the USC Center for Advancing Sociodemographic and Economic Study of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (CeASES-ADRD), accepts applications to fund one-year research pilot projects.  Information about the application process and required materials is available here.

Applicants can apply online here

About the Opportunity

For the 2021-2022 funding cycle, we invite innovative proposals related to our research priorities:

  1. Health, social and economic costs of ADRD for individuals, families and generations
  2. Physician and individual behaviors impact on dementia risk and outcomes
  3. Health systems’ and payment models’ impact on care, health and economic outcomes
  4. Factors driving variation in ADRD risk and outcomes across populations
  5. International and national trends in and projections of ADRD

The award includes $30,000 in total direct and indirect costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Click here to read about the application requirements and be sure to attend an information session over Zoom with this link on Tuesday, January 12, 2021.  All application information must be submitted by the close of business on Friday, February 5, 2021.

Who Should Apply:

We encourage applications from scholars at all stages of their research career interested in social science research related to ADRD. We anticipate awarding 4 pilots based on the following criteria:

  • Quality of research and likelihood project will lead to National Institutes of Health funded study
  • Credentials of investigator relative to career stages
  • Relation to CeASES ADRD’s mission and themes

About the CeASES-ADRD Program

CeASES-ADRD is an interdisciplinary research center launched in 2020 by USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, University of Texas Population Research Center and Stanford Health Policy.  Our mission is to advance innovative social science research in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD), increase and diversify the number of researchers working in the field, and disseminate findings for impact.  Goals are accomplished through network meetings, workshops, pilot project support, and the annual Science of ADRD for Social Scientists Program.

To see recent research by CeASES-ADRD scientists, click here.

The Executive Committee includes: Julie Zissimopoulos, Associate Professor and Director of Education and Training, Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics; Dana Goldman, Schaeffer Chair and Director, Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics; Mark Hayward, Director, Network Core, CeASES-ADRD; Jay Bhattacharya, Director, Pilot Core, CeASES-ADRD; Pinchas Cohen, Dean, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology; Jennifer Ailshire, Assistant Professor of Gerontology and Sociology;  Eileen Crimmins, AARP Chair in Gerontology;  .

For questions contact Johanna Thunell,

For more information about USC’s CeASES-ADRD, click here.