Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex

The Alzheimer Society is able to support research at the local, provincial and national level through a collaborative effort with its partners and the generosity of its donors.The Alzheimer Society through its foundation is committed to promoting excellence in research into Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, supporting projects that will significantly advance scientific and clinical knowledge, and improve the quality of life of both those with these diseases and their caregivers.

Value

  • One $15,000 master's student award available in 2020-2021 and 2021-2022.  A separately selected student will be awarded in each year.  ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
  • One doctoral award of $15,000 continuing for two years. The recipient selected will receive $15,000 in 2020-2021 and an additional $15,000 in 2021-2022.  COMPETITION CLOSED THIS YEAR

Application

How to Apply:  Application (.doc)

A completed application will include:

  • The Application Form 
    • Lay Summary
      Provide a descriptive summary of the research project (maximum 100 words) suitable for release to the public
    • Research Project
      Provide a summary of the research project (maximum 1500 words). Include a clear description of the present state of knowledge relevant to the project, the research objective(s), the questions or hypotheses, and the method of investigation. Comment on potential problems and outcomes. Clearly describe the significance of this research to our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
    • Statement of Interest
      Applicants are to provide a statement (maximum 250 words) that describe why they are interested in research on Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.
    • Western Transcripts
      The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies will provide a transcript/academic record on your behalf to the committee.
  • Two Letters of Support
    Include two letters of reference or support from faculty familiar with your previous work. One letter may come from your current or proposed supervisor. Instructions to Referees: State in what capacity you know the candidate and for how long. Please assess the following qualities of the candidate: background, preparation, motivation, perseverance, research ability, research potential, leadership, intellectual ability and communication. Please rank the candidate overall relative to their peers (i.e. top 20%). Sign and date the evaluation and then place in a sealed envelope (1 page maximum 12 pt font).  NOTE: for August 2021, referees are asked to scan and email their signed letters to Erin Daley at edaley2@uwo.ca
  • Curriculum Vitae
    Provide an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae.

Completed, electronic application packages to be sent to:
Erin Daley at edaley2@uwo.ca 

Timelines and Deadlines

  • Deadline for Master's Applications - August 6, 2021

Eligibility

  • must be a registered full-time graduate student at Western University
  • must commit to a research project that deals directly with work on Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias

Conditions for Acceptance and Continuance of the Scholarship:

  • An Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex Scholarship holder must be a registered full-time graduate student at The University of Western Ontario for the tenure of the scholarship.
  • Scholarship holders may select either a May or September award start date.  May start dates will result in a retroactive payment to student.
  • Scholarship holders will be required to submit satisfactory progress reports to the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for review and forwarding to AFLM as follows:
Project Month Awarded Interim Report Final Report

AFLM Doctoral Award

(2020-2022 for two years)

May 2020 start Due to SGPS by May 15, 2021 to be forwarded to AFLM by May 31, 2021 Due to SGPS by April 15, 2022 to be forwarded to AFLM by April 30, 2022
September 2020 start Due to SGPS by September 15, 2021 to be forwarded to AFLM by September 30, 2021 Due to SGPS by August 15, 2022 to be forwarded to AFLM by August 31, 2022

AFLM Master’s Scholarship

(2020-2021)

May 2020 start Due to SGPS by October 15, 2020 to be forwarded to AFLM by October 31, 2020 Due to SGPS by April 15, 2021 to be forwarded to AFLM by April 30, 2021
September 2020 start Due to SGPS by February 15, 2021 to be forwarded to AFLM by February 28, 2021 Due to SGPS by August 15, 2021 to be forwarded to AFLM by August 31, 2021

AFLM Master’s Scholarship

(2021-2022)

May 2021 start Due to SGPS by October 15, 2021 to be forwarded to AFLM by October 31, 2021 Due to SGPS by April 15, 2022 to be forwarded to AFLM by April 30, 2022
September 2021 start Due to SGPS by February 14, 2022 to be forwarded to AFLM by February 28, 2022 Due to SGPS by August 14, 2022 to be forwarded to AFLM by August 31, 2022
  • Interim Report: The scholarship holder will provide a concise description of the work that has been completed in the initial phase of the project. If the project objectives or methodology have changed, detail what changes have been made and how these changes impact on the goal of understanding Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Describe the next steps in the research and when it is anticipated that these steps will be completed (not more than 2 pages, 12 point font, double spaced, 1” margins).
  • Final Report: The scholarship holder will provide a concise description of the work that has been completed during the funding period. This report should provide a clear description of the problem addressed, the methodology used, the results to date, and the implication of these findings. If the project is ongoing, please provide a short description of the next phase. (not more than 5 pages, 12 point font, double spaced, 1” margins).
  • Scholarships will be funded in two installments. Funding of the second installment follows submission of an interim progress report which demonstrates that the research project continues its focus on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and that progress on the project is being made.
  • Scholarship holders may be required to recognize donor financial support by participating in activities such as an awards presentation ceremony, writing a letter of thanks to the donor, and/or acknowledging the donor in the thesis.
  • Scholarship holders agree that Western University may publicize his/her scholarship, specifically by name, degree, graduate program, and research title, where applicable, in Western University media and in the City of London media for the duration of the scholarship.
  • Scholarship holders agree that their interim and final progress reports may be posted on the Alzheimer’s Society London & Middlesex website, as well as presented through educational forums designated by the Society and the Society’s Annual General Meeting.
  • Scholarship holders are requested to provide copies or direction to online access (as a courtesy and if feasible), to the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex of any future publications resulting from research undertaken while holding the scholarship.  The recipient's publications may be used on the Society's website and/or in other publications.

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