Research application process
Applying for a research grant
Our research programme funds high-quality peer reviewed research, across the spectrum of cause, cure, care and prevention of all forms of dementia.
Funding is available for research carried out at an academic institution or clinical department in the UK. Lead applicants must be based in the UK.
Alzheimer's Society accepts applications for all types of research grants via an online grant application platform where potential applicants should set up an account. Registered applicants will then be able to view and apply to grant rounds that are currently accepting applications. Applications will open approximately three months before the closing date.
- To learn about our grant rounds, visit alzheimers.org.uk/researchfunding
- To apply via our online platform, visit grants.alzheimers.org.uk
- To prepare your application, visit our resources for scientists page
- If you are interested in partnering with Alzheimer's Society on a research project, but are not seeking funding from the Society, then please look at our partnerships page
- Any queries should be directed to email@example.com
How do we decide which research to fund?
All applications received will undergo scientific peer review and lay review by our Research Network volunteers. Scientific peer review ensures that applications funded are of high merit and quality, robustly designed and that the applicants are qualified to deliver the project as outlined.The Research Network volunteers prioritise research to ensure we fund research that will benefit people with dementia and their carers. All applicants must provide a lay summary of their proposed research to enable volunteers to score its relevance.
Applicants of well reviewed and prioritised applications will be invited to interview by a mixed panel of scientists and network members. We work with over 500 scientists and clinicians in the dementia research community who provide robust peer review and participate in grant selection panels. The panels make the final decision on funding within six months of the application closing date.
Recruiting new Members and Chairs for Research Grant Advisory Boards
We are currently recruiting new Board Members and Chairs to our Research Grant Advisory Boards. If you are interested in joining our Board, please download the information pack below and complete a short expression of interest form.
- Information pack and expression of interest form
- Supplementary information about Grant Advisory Boards
The application funding process
1. Development of research idea
Volunteers may participate in grant writing and ideas workshops, and are consulted on their priorities for research.
2. Researchers submit grant application to Alzheimer's Society
Check Our Grant Rounds page for grant information and deadlines.
3. Parallel grant review and selection processes
4. Delivery of research project
5. Publication and implementation
Sign up for updates on our funding opportunities in Biomedical and Care, services and public health research
Our Research Network volunteers help prioritise, monitor and disseminate the research that we fund
Browse our current and past research projects and meet our funded scientists
Go to our For Researchers homepage
Visit Talking Point and take part in the discussions