Pilot Grants Program

Pilot Grants Program

The NIA IMPACT Collaboratory is dedicated to transforming the delivery, quality, and outcomes of care provided to people living with dementia and their caregivers by accelerating the testing and adoption of evidence-based interventions within healthcare systems. However, the lack of research demonstrating how to effectively implement best practices in dementia care in real-world settings hinders the ability of health care systems to provide optimal care. The IMPACT Collaboratory funds one-year pilot studies of pragmatic clinical trials of non-pharmacological interventions embedded within healthcare systems.

Award Information

The IMPACT Collaboratory funds one-year pilot studies for embedded pragmatic clinical trials (ePCT) annually. In the NIH Stage Model, this aligns with a pilot study for a Stage IV effectiveness trial. The goal of the pilot study is to generate preliminary data necessary to design and conduct a future full-scale ePCT for which funding would be sought from the National Institutes of Health (R01 or equivalent) or other sources. The IMPACT Collaboratory prioritizes applications that address dementia care for people of all backgrounds.