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Research application process

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Our research programme funds high-quality peer reviewed research, across the spectrum of cause, cure, care and prevention of all forms of dementia. Applications should be in line with our research strategy.

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.

How do I apply?

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.

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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.

Once applications have been through scientific peer review and lay review they are then considered by our Grant Advisory Boards. The boards aim to make funding recommendations to the Society within six months of the application closing date.

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. Grant application review and selection processes

Research Network members provide lay review of all applications received in parallel with scientific peer review. Research Network members and researchers are represented on the Grant Advisory Boards.

4. Delivery of research project

Funded projects have three volunteers assigned as project 'monitors' or as lay members of clinical steering groups. Learn more practical information for grant holders.

5. Publication and implementation

We work to support our researchers. Volunteers speak at events to disseminate research and campaign for the implementation of research findings.

Research funding newsletters

Sign up for updates on our funding opportunities in Biomedical and Care, services and public health research

Involving people affected by dementia

Our Research Network volunteers help prioritise, monitor and disseminate the research that we fund

Research portfolio

Browse our current and past research projects and meet our funded scientists

For Researchers

Go to our For Researchers homepage

Support with proposal development

Find out more about how the Research Network can help you develop your research application to the Society.


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