Current funding opportunities

The Alzheimer’s Research UK London Network Centre invites applications for pump priming grants and small awards for equipment.

All applicants must be members of the ARUK London Network Centre. If you are not currently a member and want to join the ARUK London Network Centre, please complete this form to join.

Projects must fall within ARUK’s remit: research into causes, cures, preventions, diagnoses and treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. These include vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, and frontotemporal dementias.

Grants for this call are worth up to £5000.

Applications are open to both PIs and ECRs, but ECRs must have permission from their PI and include a signature from their PI on the application form. Members of the UK Dementia Research Institute are eligible as co-applicants but not as principal applicants.

Pump Priming grants aim to encourage new collaborations between dementia researchers and therefore priority is given to applications that support new collaborations (though this is not necessary, particularly for ECRs).

Pump priming grants are for a maximum of 12 months and cannot include salary costs.

The deadline for submission is 5pm, 26 May 2023.

Our Peer Review process

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


Application form downloads

For applications from UCL, please submit forms to the UCL network.

For applications from Imperial, please submit forms to Magdalena Sastre.

For applications from KCL and any other London Institutions, please submit forms to Jeremy Wiltshire.

Recently funded projects

In our most recent call for applications, we funded the following projects:

Title of award Type PI (all KCL)
Collaborators Amount
Study of ultrastructural
synaptic changes in the
Tau35 mouse model of
tauopathy with electron
Pump priming Despoina Goniotaki Roland Fleck £4,811
Karyopherin abnormalities
in Dementia with Lewy
Pump priming Frank Hirth Dag Aarsland &
Tibor Hortobagyi
Deep proteomic
characterization of the
astrocyte secretome in
Alzheimer’s disease
Pump priming Maria Jimenez-Sanchez Beatriz Gomez
Perez-Nievas &
Petroula Proitsi
Investigation of the
relationship between
CSP-alpha and αSyn in
Parkinson’s disease
Pump priming Huzefa Rupawala Cindy Pang £4,960
Synaptic biomarkers in
Down’s Syndrome with
Dementia; a comparison
with Alzheimer’s disease
Pump priming Andre Strydom Nicholas Ashton £4,950
Investigating the role of
exosomes in dementia
Pump priming Agnes Nishimura Natalia Arias del
Castillo & Aurelio
Vazquez de la
Torre Cervera
Study of circadian clock
changes in the Tau35
mouse model of
Pump priming Despoina Goniotaki Lauren Strother £4,986

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