The National Institute on Aging (NIA) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued a funding opportunity announcement, “Sleep disorders and circadian clock disruption in Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias of aging” (PAR-18-497).

This FOA is aimed at molecular, cellular, genetic, epigenetic, and systems biology approaches to advance basic and clinical research on the causes and consequences of sleep deficiency and circadian clock dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease, and the roles of sleep and the circadian clock as modifiers of the progression of neurodegeneration.

Application budgets are limited to $500,000 in direct costs per year. The maximum project period is 5 years. It is anticipated that an estimated total of $5 million will be awarded in fiscal year 2018 for approximately 5-6 projects.

The first application due date is March 26, 2018.