MADCC Announces Openings in Junior Investigator Mentoring Program

The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center (MADCC) is pleased to announce openings in its MADCC Mentoring Program for Junior Investigators (MMPJI).  The MMPJI has 2 aims.  One, providing junior investigators entering the field of dementia research with a broad education about contemporary dementia research. Two, providing junior investigators with mentoring by experienced investigators in developing competitive grant applications.  The MMPJI is a 2 year program with the following components:

  • An online curriculum about contemporary dementia research to introduce mentees to basic features of dementias.
  • An individually tailored mentoring committee of experienced investigators to assist mentees with preparation of competitive grant applications.
  • Participation in the Career Development Workshop jointly sponsored by the MADCC and the University of Michigan Pepper Center.  This workshop takes place in the spring and includes a Mock Study Section and other career development activities.
  • Mentees receive preferred (not guaranteed) access to MADCC Core resources and Pilot Grant programs.


Eligibility Criteria Include:

  • Career commitment to some form of dementia-related research.  This covers the whole spectrum of research from social science work to basic biology.
  • Post-doctoral fellow or junior faculty status.
  • Realistic plans to submit a grant application within the next 2 years.


Applicants Should Submit:

  • A concise statement of research interests and career goals, including identification of projected grant application(s).
  • Vita
  • Letter of reference-support from present primary mentor.


Please send application material to:  Erin Mobley (

Deadline is December 30, 2017.