Bristol and Bath Network Centre
The Network is designed to support dementia research through the funding of collaborative science and networking to share findings and resources.
The Network Centre provides opportunities for pump-priming funds, equipment grants and travel awards.
You can download pro-forma for pump-priming, equipment, networking and travel awards here and these can be submitted to the Network Coordinator or Administrator when applications open for the year. We’ll update this page with deadline dates once applications are open again for Network funding.
Network members are also eligible for exclusive Alzheimer’s Research UK grants
Our Peer Review process
All applications for funds are reviewed by the Organising Committee, with conflicts of interest appropriately managed.
Recently funded projects
|Title of award||Type||PI||Collaborators||Amount|
|Comparison of periodontal pathogens in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s brain tissue using Nanostring technology||Pump priming||Shelley Allen-Birt (Bristol)||Professor Nicola West, Bristol Dental Hospital||£2,300|
|Establishing 3D imaging of the cerebro-vasculature in human post-mortem brain tissue||Pump priming||Scott Miners (Bristol)||Prof Steve Gentleman and Prof Andy Randall (Exeter)||£3,500|
|Investigating the effects of light vs vigorous exercise on metabolic profile and cognitive function in healthy aging and Mild Cognitive Impairment – a pilot study||Pump priming||Marta Swirski (Bristol)||£1,000|
|Exploring the role of angiotensin peptides in neural plasticity||Pump priming||Daniel Whitcomb (Bristol)||Scott Miners Patrick and Kehoe (Bristol)||£2,436|
|Developing a brief cognitive screen for Alzheimer’s disease based on parietal functioning – a pilot study||Pump priming||Samrah Ahmed (Bath)||Prof Roy Jones; Prof Michael Hornberger (UEA); Dr Liz Coulthard (Bristol)||£4,795|
|Development of a C elegans model to assess memory and learning||Pump priming||Myra Conway (UWE)||Prof Patrick Kehoe (Bristol)||£2,200|
|In vivo characterisation of novel risk genes for Alzheimer’s disease identified by Epigenome Wide Association Studies||Pump priming||James Hodge (Bristol)||Dr Edgar Buhl, Eilish MacKinnon, Freya Storer, Dr Bilal Malik, Dr Owen Peter, Dr Gaynor Ann Smith (Cardiff)||£5,000|
|Optomechanical components for in vivo fluorescence imaging in mouse models of dementia using head-mounted miniature microscopes||Equipment||Jonathan Witton (Bristol)||£4,858|