Grant schemes

Alzheimer’s Research UK has a large number of different grant schemes through which you can apply for funding.

A brief overview of each of our schemes can be found below, with examples of some of our currently funded projects on the Research portfolio page.

Applications are made via our grant application website.

All applications must fall within Alzheimer’s Research UK’s remit which covers biomedical research in Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Alzheimer’s Research UK funds research into cause, diagnosis/detection, prevention and treatment (disease modifying and symptomatic). Of particular importance is research which has translational potential for patient benefit. This includes basic preclinical as well as clinical research, but not care or service delivery research.

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Have you heard about our Young Investigator of the Year Award? We are looking for applications from outstanding researchers with up to ten years of post-PhD research experience.

Response mode grants overview

Major projects Up to £1 million
To cover salaries (research, technical, students etc), equipment, animal costs and running costs (consumables, travel etc).

Extension Up to £100,000
This amount covers staff salaries, equipment, animals, running costs, or any combinations of these.

Interdisciplinary Research Grant Up to £250,000
To cover salaries (research, technical, students etc), equipment, animal costs and running costs (consumables, travel etc).

Pilot projects Up to £50,000.
This can cover staff salaries, equipment, animals, running costs, or any combinations of these.

PhD Scholarship
PhD Scholarships provide a stipend of £15,000 per annum (£16,000 in London), PhD tuition fees at the Home/EU rate and research/travel costs for up to £10,000 per annum or £15,000 per annum for inherently costly research.

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