We are supporting a range of international opportunities for researchers looking to validate and progress targets for neurodegenerative diseases.

Alzheimer’s Research UK is committed to creating a supportive environment that encourages and helps the translation of the most promising discoveries towards new treatments for people with dementia. Since 2016, we have funded over £46m in initiatives relevant to translational science, as well as specific vehicles to enable translational projects.

Collaborate with us

From target validation to in vivo proof of concept, we have a range of opportunities to help develop your most promising ideas into treatments for people affected by dementia.

We encourage dialogue about potential collaborations at any stage. Contact us at research@alzheimersresearchuk.org

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Drug Discovery Alliance

An ambitious £91m initiative focusing on early drug target identification and validation for neurodegeneration.


Dementia Consortium

A private-charity partnership providing funding, expertise and resources to progress promising projects from labs towards the clinic.

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Psychiatry Consortium

A private-charity partnership to identify and validate novel drug targets for behavioural symptoms affecting people with mental health conditions and dementia.

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Dementia Discovery Fund

A close collaboration between charity, industry and the government, to provide investment to nurture projects through the pre-clinical phase.

Not sure which option is suitable for you?

Described above are a number of vehicles for funding and executing specific translational projects that Alzheimer’s Research UK has developed. Each has unique advantages that may be beneficial depending upon the status of your project or the type of enterprise you are seeking to form.

Often university technology transfer offices will have valuable experience to help you consider which of these represents the best approach for your project’s progression.

For further information and advice, please contact research@alzheimersresearchuk.org