MassAITC is pleased to announce that the Fall 2022 pilot grant competition has now opened. An overview of the MassAITC pilot grant program is available at https://massaitc.org/grants. The request for proposals is available at https://massaitc.org/rfpf22/. An introductory webinar will be held in conjunction with the a2 Collective on July 14th at 3:00pm ET (click here to register). Round 1 project proposals are due August 15th, 2022 and can be submitted through the a2 Pilot Awards common application site. For key dates, details about the application process, and FAQs, click here.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst and Brigham and Women’s Hospital announced today the launch of the new Massachusetts AI and Technology Center for Connected Care in Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease (MassAITC), which seeks to improve in-home care for older adults and individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, thanks to a grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The award is expected to total approximately $20 million over five years. MassAITC is a collaboration between the Commonwealth’s premier institutions of education and health—including UMass Amherst, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brandeis University and Northeastern University. The center will be housed at UMass Amherst and will leverage extensive expertise, access to patient cohorts and resources of the other partner institutions from around Massachusetts. It is co-led by Deepak Ganesan,…