A group of early career investigators are nominated by members of the Scientific Board or past CCAD attendees. Typically, CCAD receives around fifty nominations. Of those nominated, fifteen are selected by the scientific board to prepare and submit a proposal in the form of a NIHR03 grant application.
In their application, they must explain how $50,000 would further their Alzheimer's research. Prior to writing their proposals, the invitees are given an opportunity to collaborate ideas and even submit joint proposals, as to embody one of CCAD's pillars to foster cross-field collaboration.
This conference is complementary to all participants. Upon arrival, room reservations, meals and travel expenses are covered. Additionally, CCAD provides a stipend to cover any additional travel expenses investigators might encounter while visiting.
The Charleston Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease is held in Charleston, South Carolina at the Charleston Place Hotel. Voted for the second year in a row as the ‘Top City in the United States’ by Conde Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards, Charleston boasts historical charm, world-class restaurants, and the beach at your doorstep. For more information about what Charleston has to offer, check out the Charleston Visitors Bureau.