Northern Ireland 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
In our most recent call for applications, we funded the following projects:
|Title of award||Type||PI||Collaborators||Amount|
|Exploring the use of mobile-EEG and machine learning methods to profile signs of Mild Cognitive Impairment.||Pump Priming||Alison Toogood (Queen’s University Belfast)||Dr Brian Murphy (QUB) and Dr Bernadette McGuinness (CPH)||£3,358|
|The link between oral health and dementia||Pump Priming||Dr Ikhlas El karim (CEM)||Dr Fionnuala Lundy (CEM), Dr Caroline Meharg (IGFS), Dr Tanya Curran (Belfast Trust), Dr Bernadette McGuinness (CPH)||£4,200|
|Application of a novel automated behaviour monitoring system to study the effects of Alzheimer’s disease pathology in mouse models.||Pump Priming||Dr Brian Green (Queen’s University Belfast)||Dr Huiyu Zhou (School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, QUB), Dr Paula McClean (C-TRIC, Altnagelvin Hospital Site, UU)||£5,000|
|A pilot study to examine if serum concentrations of vitamin E and carotenoids are altered in mild cognitive impairment.||Pump Priming||Dr Gareth McKay (Queen’s University Belfast)||Professor Jayne Woodside; Dr Bernadette McGuinness||£5,000|