September 10, 2019: NIA IMPACT Collaboratory Announces Pilot Grant Funding Opportunity

NIA IMPACT Collaboratory logoThe National Institute on Aging (NIA) Imbedded Pragmatic AD/ADRD Clinical Trials (IMPACT) Collaboratory is soliciting letters of intent for several 1-year pilot grant awards of up to $150,000. The awards will provide funds to pilot projects that aim to generate preliminary data necessary to design and conduct full-scale embedded pragmatic clinical trials of nonpharmacologic interventions in healthcare systems for persons living with Alzheimer disease and related dementias and/or their caregivers.

The request for applications is available on the NIH IMPACT Collaboratory website.

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer disease and related dementias. They are particularly vulnerable to receiving uncoordinated and poor-quality care, which contributes to adverse health outcomes and misuse of resources. The mission of the NIA IMPACT Collaboratory is to advance care for persons with dementia and their caregivers in real-world settings by building national capacity to conduct pragmatic clinical trials that test interventions embedded in healthcare systems.

Letters of intent to seek the pilot grant funding are due October 11, though they will be approved on a rolling basis as received. Optional informational webinars will be offered on September 26 and October 2 to provide additional information and answer questions of potential applicants. Questions can be submitted by email to