Wales 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. 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 and post-doctoral researchers within the Network, 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
RNASeq of neurons and glial cells derived from isogenic APOE lines Pump priming A Price-Roberts (Cardiff) E Baker, E Salis £5,000
Pilot study to assess the structural and functional effects of Huntington’s disease-associated variants in FAN1 using in silico and in vitro methods Pump priming T Massey (Cardiff) G Menzies, L Jones £5,000
Production and characterisation of anti-PU.1 antibodies for AD research Pump priming D Blake (Cardiff) M Hill, C Simpson £4,990
Identifying target plasma proteome markers in Alzheimer’s Disease Pump priming M Bareford (Cardiff) G Leonenko £3,745
Specialised Western Blot equipment Equipment E Kirkham (Cardiff) R Thomas, C Evans, DRI groups £4,195