ADDF-Harrington Scholar Program

2022 Request for Proposals

The ADDF-Harrington Scholar Program is dedicated to advancing academic discoveries into medicines for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. This unique award provides funding and committed project support by a team of pharmaceutical industry experts through a collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and Harrington Discovery Institute



  • Academic investigators at accredited medical centers, research institutions, and universities in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom only are eligible to apply.
  • Lead investigator must have an MD, a PhD, or equivalent.
  • Proposals should show potential to advance discovery into meaningful therapeutics to treat, prevent, or slow Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias.
  • Team should possess intellectual property (IP) or have potential for novel IP that has not yet been licensed to a for-profit entity.
  • Researchers working on drug development programs that are relevant to but not presently focused on the Alzheimer’s field are encouraged to apply.

*** Intellectual Property: We encourage the PI to contact the SFU’s Technology Licensing Office( to discuss all aspects of Intellectual Property relating to this call.



Award recipients will receive financial support up to $600,000 over two years, as well as dedicated drug development and project management support. 


How to apply:

Review the Application Instructions for steps on applying.

Two-step application process:

July 18th, 2022, 5:00 PM EDT LOI Deadline. Applicant (not ORS) submits LOI to agency.
October 24th, 2022, 5:00 PM EDT  Full proposal Application Deadline. SFU Signature Sheet and copy of full application due to Research Services no later than 3 business days before agency deadline


For full application details and deadlines, please see the  Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation website and  Guidelines.

For application submission inquiries, please

Upcoming Deadlines

July 18, 2023July 18, 2023 *
July 13, 2023 Jul. 13, 2023 July 13, 2023 16:00:00 July 13, 2023 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: ADDF-Harrington Scholar Program This year's RFP seeks programs that focus on all novel approaches for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, with a particular emphasis on the areas of proteostasis and epigenetics. It provides up to $600,000 of funding support for two years. .
* NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.