The DKR Fund represents a Texas coach and a universal cause. We  aim to be a game-changer in funding innovative research and novel approaches to AD and related disorders research as we strive to support hope for those affected.

On behalf of Mrs. Royal, our directors, and our funded research scientists at Texas' finest medical schools and universities, we thank you for your support and wish you and your family the happiest of holidays.

DKR Fund Grant Award Recipients

University of Texas System Brain Health Symposium 2022

University of Texas at Austin – 3 awards

University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School

Edith T. Royal Caregiver Award Dean's Office

University of Texas at Dallas – 3 awards

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

UT Southwestern Medical Center – 6 awards

Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute CLEAATS Study of Aging Amateur Athletes

Baylor College of Medicine

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UT Southwestern Medical School and The Darrell K Royal Research Fund have partnered together to present CLEAATS, a Texas-wide investigation designed to advance knowledge of collegiate sports participation and sport-related concussion in relation to current brain wellness.

If you are age 50 or older and played an NCAA or NAIA sport for at least one season in college, we want to hear from you!


United in the fight.