Guidelines for applications
The European Alzheimer Academy Workshop covers in 4 days the most current and intriguing topics in the field of Alzheimer and related dementia research. It is especially targeted at young ambitious scientists beginning their careers in the field. It offers the possibility to discuss the status of the field, most recent advances and the prospects. Key opinion leaders will present different topics and will allow the students to critically evaluate available data and interpretations.
An important and innovative hallmark of the workshop is that the students will in addition be trained on how to write a good and successful research grant application.
The European Alzheimer Academy Workshop is organized by Alzheimer Forschung Initiative e.V., Fondation Vaincre Alzheimer and Alzheimer Nederland, which are non-profit organizations from Germany, France and the Netherlands, respectively. These organizations collaborate in a unique network to fund scientific and medical research on Alzheimer and related dementias.
Since 1994, the network has supported Alzheimer/dementia research with more than 32 million Euros, thanks to their many generous donors. Faith in research of excellence, promotion of dedicated research grants among young researchers, international cooperation through European cross-border grants are also the specificities of our network.
Applicants to the EAAW should fulfil the following criteria:
- Possess a MSc/MD degree
- Currently performs a PhD or PostDoc at university or other public non-profit organisation
- Be within a maximum of 6 years after obtaining his/her PhD (Leaves: for maternity leave, the effective elapsed time since the award of the PhD will be reduced by 1 year for each child before or after the PhD award). For students from French institutions, a maximum of 10 years is allowed
- Performs basic, preclinical or clinical Alzheimer/dementia research
For students from France: in addition to students performing a PhD or a PostDoc, application is also open for clinicians with an MD (but no PhD) younger than 40 years.
Applicants should provide the following information in their application:
- basic data (date of birth, gender, affiliation, e-mail address, etc)
- current academic position
- CV (max. 2 A4)
- list of publications (if applicable)
- motivation text (max. 450 words; highlight especially how this workshop might benefit your research project and your career)
Applications are in English and can be submitted exclusively through this website. The deadline is Friday 15 November at 23:59. Candidates will be selected by the above mentioned organizations. For equally suitable candidates the date/time of registration will be considered.
In total, 40 students can participate in the workshop and we aim at the following distribution (based on participants' current affiliations, not their nationalities): 10 students from France, 10 from Germany, 10 from The Netherlands, and 10 from other countries.
Each applicant will be charged € 450 for their participation in the workshop. This contribution will be used for lodging/food costs.
Students from the Netherlands, Germany and France have the possibility to apply to AN, AFI or FVA, respectively, to receive travel grants once they have been accepted for the workshop.
Students from France, please refer to https://www.vaincrealzheimer.org/espace-chercheur-bourse-voyage/
Students from The Netherlands, please refer to https://www.alzheimer-nederland.nl/onderzoek/voor-onderzoekers/subsidies/congressen
Students from Germany, please refer to https://www.alzheimer-forschung.de/forschung/forschungsfoerderung/travel-grants/