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Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP)

Participating University


Available at any university

Post-Graduate Degree


3 November 2023 (5:00 pm EST)




Scholarship Description

The Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP) is a successful collaborative initiative of our Federation, within which all the provincial Alzheimer Societies, the Alzheimer Society of Canada (ASC), partners and donors pull together to support research directed at both eradicating dementia and ameliorating the lives of those affected by it. The ASRP provides grants and awards to support Canadian studies that promise new insights into causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.


  • These awards are offered for a period of three years and are available to students enrolled in or accepted into a Canadian university-based program leading to a PhD degree. In the former case, students will be eligible if, at the time of application, they have been enrolled in a PhD program for 18 months or less. In the case that a student has transitioned directly from their bachelor’s program to their PhD program, the student must be within 30 months of enrolling in their PhD program at the time of application. The value of a doctoral award is $43,000/year, which includes a $500/year research allowance, made out to the award recipient’s supervisor.

  • The award application form on Survey Monkey Apply (English: / French: will provide the applicant with an opportunity to explain how the ASRP project proposal relates to their doctoral thesis. The ASRP Doctoral award is meant to act as a salary award, to assist the trainee in maintaining funding throughout their academic careers.

  • Non-terminal master’s and combined MA or MN or MSc or MSW/PhD dual degree program students are eligible to apply for a doctoral award through the ASRP. If there are questions relating to the eligibility or timelines for applications for doctoral awards, please contact

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