East Network Centre
The Network is designed to support dementia research through the funding of collaborative science and networking to share findings and resources.
Through the Network Centre, there are opportunities for pump-priming funds, equipment grants and travel awards.
Download the application forms here:
We’ll be updating this page when the next funding call opens.
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
In our most recent call for applications, we funded the following projects:
|Title of award||Type||PI||Collaborators||Amount|
|Entorhinal-hippocampal circuit function is impaired before symptom onset in Alzheimer’s disease||Pump priming||
Charlotte Newton (Cambridge)
|Dr Dennis Chan, Clinical Neurosciences, Cambridge||£5,000|
|By ablating microglia it is possible to radically reduce inflammation and consequently it should reduce A1 astrocytosis and related neuronal toxicity||Pump priming||
Jack Brelstaff (Cambridge)
|Prof Maria Grazia Spillantini, Clinical Neurosciences, Cambridge||£5,000|
|Role of presence of Cholesterol and GM1 in Amyloid beta aggregate induced lipid membrane permeabilization||Pump priming||
Suman De (Cambridge)
|Prof David Klenerman, Dep of Biochemistry, Cambridge||£5,000|
|Proposal to add further value to the already funded COMBAT intervention study (ISRCTN76069316 and NCT03679533) by investigating the impact of HRV, sleep, and daily activity in a 12-week intervention with cranberry supplement or a matched placebo||Pump priming||Emma Flanagan (UEA)||
Prof Michael Hornberger, UEA
|Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB)||Pump priming||Vlad-Petru Morozan (Cambridge)||Dr Su Li, Dep of Psychiatry, Cambridge||£1,400|
|Correlate structural and functional neuroimaging changes using MRI with the distribution of aggregated protein pathology at post-mortem in the primary tauopathies of PSP and CBD||Pump priming||Timothy Rittman (Cambridge)||Prof James Rowe, Clinical Neurosciences, Cambridge||£4,398|
|The contribution of P2Y6-dependent microglial phagocytosis of live neurons to neurodegeneration||Pump priming||Mar Puigdellivol (Cambridge)||Prof David Klenerman, Dep of Biochemistry, Cambridge||£4,796|
The Cambridge Network has also awarded 46 travel grants in the period 2018/2019. These are split approximately 50/50 between PHD students and Post-doc/ERCs.