East Network Centre

The Network is designed to support dementia research through the funding of collaborative science and networking to share findings and resources.

Network Grants

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.