South West 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 senior academics working in Exeter and Plymouth, 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
Functional characterisation of ANK1, a novel gene implicated in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) Pump priming Adam Smith (Exeter) Eli Lilly £4,596
“Investigating disrupted hippocampal sharp wave ripples in dementia Pump priming Erica Brady (Exeter) Prof Andrew Randall £3,216
Uncovering the role of Contactin protein in neurodegeneration Pump priming Asami Ogaru-Ando (Exeter) Anggono laboratories, (Queensland University, Australia) £4,216.64
Functional epigenetic analysis of Alzheimer’s Disease risk genes Pump priming Sam Washer (Exeter) £3,000
Updating tracking systems Equipment Maria-Garcia (Exeter) £3,525
CytoSMARTTM 2 FR Equipment Jennifer Imm (Exeter) £3,054