Equipment

The Equipment grant scheme provides funds for scientific equipment (flexibly defined).

Amount: Up to £100,000

Applications for joint funding for even larger pieces are accepted.

Deadlines

  • 13/11/2019
    Applicants will be notified of the decision early February 2020
  • 15/04/2020
    Applicants will be notified of the decision early July 2020

Alzheimer’s Research UK would prefer to place equipment within centres of excellence (such as institutions within the Alzheimer’s Research UK Network), where it would enhance a strong dementia research environment. However, the quality of the applicants and their ongoing research will be the primary determinants of outcome. Grants will be awarded entirely on scientific merit, and on the basis of open competition and peer review.

The lead applicant and point of contact must be based in a UK academic/research institution. However, the application can include researchers or institutions outside the UK.

The Lead Applicant is expected to have a contract (fixed term or tenure) which covers the proposed duration of the grant. If the Lead Applicant does not hold a tenure appointment, the application must include a co-applicant that does.

If the project requires ethical approval and/or Home Office licences, the award is dependent upon the requisite approvals being granted.

UK DRI-funded researchers are not eligible for Equipment grant funds as lead applicants.

See our Eligibility Guidelines for further information.

Applications are made via our grant application website.

Grant schemes only appear on this website when the round is open and we are accepting new applications.

View an example Equipment Grant application form.

Alzheimer’s Research UK is a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities and follows their guidelines for best practice in peer review. Grants are awarded on scientific merit in relation to Alzheimer’s Research UK’s remit and on the basis of open competition. The quality of the application and applicants are the key determinants of outcome, although the strength of the dementia research environment within the institution is also considered

Discussion in meeting

Each application is allocated to two Grant Review Board (GRB) members, based roughly on their areas of expertise. The two members will present the application to the rest of the board, including any relevant information from external reviews or applicant responses. A short discussion will follow before the GRB score the application. Applications for each grant scheme are ranked by their average score and recommendations for funding are made.

Trustee meeting

Those applications recommended for funding by the GRB are presented to the trustees for final approval.

Success rate

In the last three years Alzheimer’s Research UK has received 40 applications for Equipment grants. 19 of these projects were awarded funding.

The terms and conditions of grant differ for each grant scheme and contracts are drawn up individually once the grants have been awarded.

View an example award letter and contract for an Equipment Grant.

Monitoring                                                                               

All grant holders are expected to report on the progress of their project on a regular basis. Read more about our reporting requirements on the measuring impact page.

For more information about any of the grant schemes or the application process please contact the Research Team research@alzheimersresearchuk.org or 0300 111 5555

Download our GDPR statement that explains how Alzheimer’s Research UK Research Team handles personal data about our grant applications and the rights that applicants have under data protection law. In this Notice, we refer to this type of information as “Applicant Data”.

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Download our Bullying and Harassment policy that explains how Alzheimer’s Research UK Research Team handles allegations of bullying or harassment involving any of our grant participants.

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These statements apply to applications submitted via Grant Tracker. They also apply to applications summitted via other means, such as by post and email.