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