Alzheimer's Disease Research Grants
CSFA Number: 482-00-0913
Agency Name
Department Of Public Health (482)
Agency Contact
Jennifer Martin
217-558-4081
Jennifer.L.Martin@illinois.gov
Short Description
The Alzheimer’s Disease Research Fund (ADRF) is supported by Illinois taxpayers’ contributions through their annual state income tax return. This fund, in existence since 1985, has supported 183 research projects in Illinois. Grant awards must be used to investigate the biomedical, technical or psychosocial study pertaining to Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Topics may include, but are not limited to: epidemiology, etiology, pathology, diagnosis, care, treatment, evaluation, cure, social or economic impacts, gerontology, nursing, psychology, respite care, in-home care, long-term care, health care finance and psychosocial issues.

Grant awards are available only to Illinois researchers. The amount of funding available and the number of awards will be confirmed upon finalization of a state fiscal year 2019 budget. Two types of grant awards are available to FY 2020 applicants: new applicants (early research grants or general research grants ) or resubmitted applications
Subject Area
Healthcare
Program Function
Science and Technology
Enabling Legislation
Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Act [410 ILCS 410/3]
Objectives and Goals
Grantee and subcontractor processes and methods should be designed to achieve the grant objectives:
Grant awards must be used to investigate the biomedical, technical or psychosocial study pertaining to Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
• epidemiology, etiology, pathology, diagnosis, care, treatment, evaluation, cure, social or economic impacts, gerontology, nursing, psychology, respite care, in-home care, long-term care, health care finance and psychosocial issues.
Types of Assistance
Cooperative Agreements
Uses and Restrictions
All grant funds must be used for the sole purposes set forth in the grant proposal and application and must be used in compliance with all applicable laws. Grant funds may not be used as matching funds for any other grant program. Use of grant funds for prohibited purposes may result in loss of grant award and/or place the grantee at risk for recouping of those funds used for the prohibited purpose.
Eligibility Requirements
Grant awards are available only to Illinois researchers. Recipients of funds must be institutions and not individuals. Research may be provided by an individual(s) under the authority of an institution.

Grant awards are available to students, residents and fellows.

Eligible applicants for any type of research grant must be institutions and not individuals and meet one of the following criteria:

1. A physician licensed in Illinois to practice medicine in all of its branches;
2. A licensed hospital in Illinois;
3. A certified/accredited laboratory in Illinois;
4. A researcher at a post-secondary higher educational institution in Illinois; or
5. A health care professional (includes, but is not limited to, licensed health care professionals [e.g. nurses, therapists, social workers etc.], Ph.D.s, biologists, psychologists, gerontologists, economists, and behavioralists.
Eligible Applicants
Education Organizations; Government Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
The Illinois Department of Public Health (Department) awards ADRF grants, as authorized by the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois [410 ILCS 410/3], Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Act.

Upon receipt, the Department conducts an internal review of each application. Applications not received by the designated deadline, or not having all components listed in these Guidelines, will not be eligible for review and will not receive further consideration during this funding cycle.

Applications will be reviewed for content, work plan activities, budget proposal and required application supplemental material.

After successful internal review, a peer review panel, convened by the Department, conducts a technical review of eligible applications and makes funding recommendations to the Alzheimer’s Disease Advisory Committee (Section 6, Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Act). The Committee conducts a final technical review and makes funding recommendations to the Department.
Assistance Consideration
No formula or matching requirements are prescribed.
Post Assistance Requirements
The grantee will be required to submit quarterly progress reports on their work plan objectives and quarterly reimbursement certifications within 30 days after the reporting period.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
NA
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2018 : $125,000
FY 2019 : $130,000
FY 2020 : $175,000
Federal Funding
None
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details482-00-0911$30000 - $3500012/21/2016 - 02/10/2017 : 5:00PM
Details482-00-0913$30000 - $3500012/12/2017 - 02/09/2018 : 5:00PM
DetailsNA$30000 - $3500002/13/2019 - 04/12/2019 : 5:00pm
DetailsNA$30000 - $3500002/12/2019 - 04/22/2019 : 5:00pm
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
03282005HBoard of Trustees of Southern Illinois University, School of Medicine07/01/201906/30/202029,999
03282006HBoard of Trustees of the University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign07/01/201906/30/202029,876