Our research programme is dependent on an exceptional grant review process taking place. Vigorous assessment and scrutiny by our Expert Review College members and our Grant Advisory Board ensure that we fund only the highest quality dementia research.
Expert Review College
Our Expert Review College is made up of highly skilled researchers working at the frontier of their fields. We receive grant applications spanning the length and breadth of the sciences, so College members aren't restricted to dementia research or even biological sciences.
The College is a pool of researchers interested in offering their support to our peer review process, ensuring that we fund only the highest quality dementia research. Members are grouped according to their expertise and invited to form our Expert Review Panels.
Alzheimer’s Society currently hold one grant round per year. College members may be asked to attend one full day meeting after the close of the call to review a collection of applications that fall within their expertise. The assessments conducted by the Expert Review Panels provide our Grant Advisory Board with the knowledge needed to make considered and well-judged funding decisions.
College members will be invited to take part in an Expert Review Panel based on the applications submitted. Where we do not have appropriate expertise within the College, we will look to obtain peer review by approaching suitable researchers individually.
Alzheimer’s Society Grant Advisory Board
Grant Advisory Board membership is an exciting opportunity to join leading academic and clinical dementia researchers to support our grant review process and make essential research funding decisions.
Our Board meets for one funding round a year. They are responsible for shortlisting outline proposals for our Expert Review Panels, conducting fellowship interviews, and then making funding decisions, alongside our Research Network volunteers.
One of the most rewarding parts of being a Board member is meeting and building relationships with our Research Network volunteers. Our volunteers are integral for keeping people affected by dementia at the heart of funding decisions.
Being a Board member is an interesting and enjoyable role for dementia research experts.
Professor Liz Sampson, a former Board member, said:
'This is the first grants board I have sat on. I have found it very enjoyable and certainly not too onerous in terms of work.'
I have learned so much about the 'inner workings' of the grant giving process and have had the opportunity to meet other researchers and learn about their work.
'I would really recommend contributing to this board; as well as helping Alzheimer’s Society and their research it has been great for my own personal development and skills.'
Will you work with us to ensure the highest quality research to help and offer hope to people affected by dementia is being funded?