Clinical training partnerships

This scheme aims to work in partnership with institutions that wish to increase the numbers of clinicians and healthcare professionals working in the field of dementia. Essentially, we wish to work with institutions that have high quality research ideas, to attract outstanding clinicians or practitioners to undertake dementia research.

We recognise that many practising clinicians or practitioners have difficulties finding time to apply directly for funding through our clinician and healthcare professionals fellowship scheme themselves. This training partnership scheme is designed to allow prospective supervisors to apply for the funding of multiple projects and appoint the fellows after the application is funded.

This scheme is a pilot for 2017 but if successful may become part of the Society’s routine funding calls.

Outline of award

Institutions can apply for two or three fellowships for clinicians or healthcare professionals (e.g. nurses or other allied health professionals) to undertake study towards a higher degree (usually a PhD). Funding is available for three years full time or four years part time.

Funding available

Alzheimer’s Society funding is intended to cover up to 50% of the total cost of each fellow and a maximum of £75k can be requested for each post. The remaining funding should be available from other sources.

Two or three fellowships can be applied for in any application.

Applications requesting three fellowships can apply for up to £225k.

Applications requesting two fellowships can apply for up to £150k.

Call specification and applicant guidance 

To find out more about this scheme and how to apply please download our call specification document.