Grant schemes

Alzheimer’s Research UK has a large number of different grant schemes through which you can apply for funding.

All applications must fall within Alzheimer’s Research UK’s remit which covers biomedical research in Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Alzheimer’s Research UK funds research into cause, diagnosis/detection, prevention and treatment (disease modifying and symptomatic). Of particular importance is research which has translational potential for patient benefit. This includes basic preclinical as well as clinical research, but not care or service delivery research.

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Explore our Grant Schemes

Target Validation Pathfinder Grant

Up to £50,000

Deadline: 4 July 2018

Provides funds for small, translational research projects that show potential for a future application to our drug discovery initiatives.

Major projects

Up to £1 million

Deadline: 4 July 2018

Provides funds for high quality basic and clinical research projects.

Extension

Up to £100,000

Deadline: 3 October 2018

For Alzheimer’s Research UK Major Projects that would benefit from additional funding due to unpredicted advances.

Global Clinical Trials Fund

Up to £1,000,000

Deadline: 12 September 2018

Supports Phase I and II clinical trials that have potential to be of benefit to people with dementia.

Interdisciplinary Research Grant

Up to £250,000

Deadline: 4 July 2018

Designed to encourage researchers into dementia research who have expertise which could benefit the field.

Dementia Consortium

Up to £250,000

Provides researchers with the funding, resources and expertise to capitalise on emerging drug targets.

Pilot projects

Up to £50,000.

Deadline: 3 October 2018

Provides funds for small innovative research projects and pilot studies.

PhD Scholarship

Deadline: 3 October 2018

Provides funds for a full PhD programme, to be applied for by the supervisor.

Senior Research Fellowship

Up to £420,000

Deadline: 4 July 2018

Designed to retain excellent clinical and non-clinical researchers with potential to become leading PIs but have not yet attained tenure.

Research Fellowship

Salary + up to £20,000 a year

Deadline: 4 July 2018

For junior non-clinical researchers with clear plans to establish their own research “niche”.

Travelling Research Fellowship

Salary + up to £20,000 a year

Deadline: 4 July 2018

Designed to provide fellows with an opportunity to develop collaborations and learn new techniques abroad.

Clinical Research Fellowship

Salary + up to £20,000 a year

Deadline: 4 July 2018

For promising clinically qualified researchers with clear plans to establish their own niche.

Equipment

Up to £100,000

Deadline: 14 November 2018

Provides funds for scientific equipment.

Sabbatical/Secondment

Up to £50,000

Deadline: 14 November 2018

For tenured researchers who wish to enrich their research programmes and establish collaborations.

Network Support

Up to £30,000

Deadline: 4 July 2018

To cover unanticipated funding shortages to retain key researchers or complete key work.

Network Cooperation

Up to £100,000

Deadline: 4 July 2018

Provides funds for projects or schemes that will further collaboration between two or more Network Centres.

Network Accelerate Scheme

Up to £250,000

Deadline: 4 July 2018

Provides funds for research resources or tools to benefit the biomedical dementia research field.

Scientific conference

Up to £2,000

To promote networking, collaborations and dissemination of research results through conferences.