Alzheimer’s Society is dedicated to ensuring that our researchers are supported throughout their careers. Our Dementia Research Leaders programme provides funding and development opportunities for people from biomedical, clinical and social science backgrounds from the start of a career in research through to establishing themselves as independent investigators.
What is a Dementia Research Leader?
The Dementia Research Leaders are our funded researchers who have the skill, drive and potential to be the leading voices and experts in dementia research in the future.
The programme covers people funded by Alzheimer’s Society who are named Undergraduate Research Bursary or PhD students and our junior, senior and clinical fellows. The programme also supports postdoctoral researchers supported by our Project or Programme grants.
See the sections below for more information on individual programmes or resources.
Ensuring the future of dementia research
Find out more about the Dementia Research Leaders programme and take a look at our interactive pinboard where you can get the latest news and statistics and meet some of our Dementia Research Leaders.
Skills and training
Take a look at the different types of skills and training available to early career researchers from Alzheimer’s Society and others.
Our mentoring programme aims to support our funded fellows to keep on their desired career pathway in dementia research.
The Dementia Research Leader awards
Our Dementia Research Leaders awards celebrate the work and achievements of early career dementia researchers. Read about past winners and submit a nomination.
Read our FAQs about different career pathways for researchers and find out what other support and information is available.