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Alkermes Pathways Research Awards

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Deadline Date:

11/12/21 11:59 PM EDT


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Grants to USA investigators for mental health-related research projects. Funding is intended to support the work of early-career investigators. Projects should advance the understanding, treatment, and awareness of substance use disorders, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.

The program is designed to support research in therapeutic areas that are of interest to Alkermes, focusing on AUD, OUD and serious mental illness (SMI). In the future, other therapeutic areas may be considered.

For Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder, applications are invited on:

  • Preclinical, clinical, translational and epidemiological research
  • Research on treatment and patient-centered outcomes
  • Clinical and health economic outcomes using real-world data
  • Outcomes research supporting continuity of care utilizing telehealth or other technology-based approaches
  • Research addressing health disparities and advancing health equity

For AUD and OUD, applications are invited on:

  • Clinical, translational and epidemiological research*
  • Research on treatment and patient-centered outcomes
  • Clinical and health economic outcomes using real-world data
  • Outcomes research supporting continuity of care utilizing telehealth or other technology-based approaches
  • Research addressing health disparities and advancing health equity

Eligible use of funds:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186086

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $100,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Alkermes Pathways Research Awards® program is for investigators who are in the early stages of their career. Research grants will be awarded to applicants who focus on and have demonstrated a commitment to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, AUD or OUD research.

To be eligible, an applicant must meet the following criteria:
- Has an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent
- Is affiliated with a medical or research center within the United States at the time of application
- Is within 5 years of initial academic appointment (e.g., assistant professor) or is a current postdoctoral fellow
- Has a research mentor with extensive experience in the field of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, AUD or OUD
- Has not received a DP2 award or NIH R01 grant at the time of award, but may be the recipient of a career development (K) award or other mentored research grant
- Is willing and able to accept funding from a for-profit, biopharmaceutical company
- Is able to complete the proposed research within 2 years
- Is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or holder of a temporary non-immigrant visa that is valid for the duration of the 2-year grant period

For more information on eligibilty, see

Previously declined applications can be resubmitted for reconsideration one time.

Please note that preclinical applications for the 4th annual application cycle for AUD or OUD grants are not being accepted.

Funds may not be used for any expenses unrelated to the research project. Additionally, funds may not be used for equipment, including computers and tablets, office supplies, tuition, fees, dues, and subscriptions.

Pre-Application Information:

Key Dates:
- Application period opens: Sept. 13, 2021
- Application deadline: Nov. 12, 2021 (by 11:59 p.m. ET)
- Notification of Review Committee Decision: Q1 2022

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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