Through the Network Centre, there are opportunities for pump-priming funds, equipment grants and travel awards.

Our Peer Review process

All applications for funds are reviewed by the Organising Committee, with conflicts of interest appropriately managed.

Download the application forms here.

There are 3 rounds of grant calls in each financial year. The deadline for applications to our grants are as followed:

  1. 30 October
  2. 30 January
  3. 30 April

Recently funded projects

In the period Sept 2019 – Apr 2020, the East Network Centre awarded 8 Pump Priming Grants, 26 travel grants and 1 networking grant.

Title of award Type PI Collaborators Amount
Seven tesla MRI study comparing dementia with Lewy bodies to Alzheimer’s disease and healthy older adults PPG Dr Elizabeth McKiernan Professor John O’Brien

Dr Li Su

Dr Maria Pratts-Sedano

Unravelling cortical degeneration in dementia disorders with in
vivo layer-dependent transient saturation transfer MRI at 7
PPG Dr Catarina Rua Dr Guy Williams, Professor James Rowe, Dr Sanne Kaalund, Dr Christopher Rodgers £4350
Investigating the role of orexin levels in amyloidosis development and Alzheimers’ Disease PPG Dr Stephanie Brown Professor Tony Holland

Dr. Shahid Zaman

Investigating sleep abnormalities in dementia PPG Dr Zanna Voysey Professor Roger Barker

Dr Alpar Lazar

Extracellular vesicles from MAPT mutant iPSC derived neurons contain pathogenic miRNA PPG Dr Ellen Tedford Professor Maria Grazia Spillantini £5000
Dating protein aggregates in degenerative tauopathies, to model disease progression PPG Dr Sanne Kaalund Professor James B. Rowe

Dr. Kieren SJ Allinson

Dr. Kirsty Penkman

Professor Matthew Collins

Investigation of the bradykinin receptor agonist labradimil to enhance blood-brain barrier permeability to PET radiotracers for imaging dementia PPG Dr Stephen Thompson Dr Nisha Kuzhuppilly Ramakrishnan

Professor Franklin Aigbirhio


The Cambridge Network has also awarded 46 travel grants in the period 2018/2019. These are split approximately 50/50 between PHD students and Post-doc/ERCs.

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