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:
- 30 October
- 30 January
- 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.