Yes. Although all applications are now made electronically, we also require paper copies of the application PDF. The number of copies depends on the type of grant that you are applying for. Once you have submitted your application you will receive an email which will include the number of copies required. This information is also available in the help texts on the grant application form. Double sided printing is preferred and copies must be stapled in the top left hand corner.
Please post the paper copies to:
Alzheimer’s Research UK
The Stables, Station Road
The deadline for the paper copies is usually the Friday a week following the deadline for the electronic submission.
Yes, certainly. The aim is for 25% of the annual budget for new grants to be committed to these higher priority areas therefore 75% will still be spent on projects that fall outside these and within the other areas of interest.
When an application is at an early stage, for example if the co-applicants and Head of Department have not yet confirmed their role, then it will show a ‘Working copy’ watermark.
When an application form is first opened it is assigned a pre-submission reference, e.g. 1445. Upon successful submission the number will change to a submission reference, e.g. ARUK-PG2011-1.
Different institutions have different rules on how inflation should be calculated when costing grants. Please use the box provided on the application form to indicate the percentage used to calculate inflation for the non-salary costs.
For non-salary costs, inflation can either be included in the other salary lines (basic salary, national insurance etc), or separated into a separate line (inflation).
Yes, up to a ceiling of 5% per annum. Please do not include predicted pay awards in the costing for the application.
No. Although moderate travel costs for conferences can be requested in our larger grant schemes (e.g. Fellowships) we do not give individual grants to support scientists travelling to conferences. Our Scientific Conference grant scheme is to support researchers who are hosting conferences or scientific meetings.
We do not have any grant schemes to support undergraduate or Masters students. We have a PhD Scholarship scheme for students who wish to undertake a 3-year PhD. This scheme must be applied for by the prospective supervisor, not the prospective student.
All our grants must be contracted with a UK research institution and the majority of the work must be carried out in the UK. However, applicants may be abroad at the time of application. Please see the Eligibility page for further details.
Department/Advisor, but once logged in cannot see the relevant grant?There could be a number of reasons for this. The most common is that you have a duplicate account and you have logged into the one that was not added. This occurs when people accidentally create duplicate accounts by logging in with two different email addresses, e.g. email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. If you think you might have a duplicate account please contact a member of our research team on 0300 111 5555, or email@example.com
Other reasons can include the lead applicant changing your role after your initial addition, the application being deleted, or following a link from an older email. If you are in any doubt please contact a member of the research team on 0300 111 5555, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes. Feedback is provided on request shortly after funding decisions are announced. It is normally given in an email and is based on comments from our external reviewers and our Scientific Advisory Board.
We appreciate that all institutions have different approval procedures and Alzheimer’s Research UK now requires that an authorised signatory rather than the Head of Department approves the submission of the application. The authorised signatory could be someone from the Research or Finance Offices or the Head of Department and should be in line with your institution’s sign off procedure. The authorised signatory details do not appear on the application PDF, but are stored electronically.
Yes, please select yourself as the authorised signatory. Buttons to view, edit, submit and approve the application should appear on the very first page you reach when you access your application.
In the first instance, please ensure that you have ticked the box on the application form for embedding documents if you wish them to embed. If your attachment is of a file type that cannot embed, it will still be attached electronically. The difference is that when you submit we will receive that document as a separate file, alongside the application PDF, rather than as a part of it. When you print, you will need to ensure that you print any non-embedded files and staple them to the back of the application as an appendix.
Yes, but they must be clearly requested in the application. Grant holders cannot apply for further funds for publication once a grant has been awarded.
No, we do not cover these costs.
CVs are not edited from the application form but from the Manage My Details page. This can be accessed from the left hand menu when first logging in. The advantage to this system is that you only need to enter your CV details once, and they will automatically be pulled through to any grant on which you are a lead applicant or co-applicant.
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