Our application process

2. Proposal development

All applications for Alzheimer's Society funding are reviewed by our Research Network of approximately 280 carers, former carers and people with dementia. Research Network volunteers use their personal experiences of dementia to ensure that the research we fund is of the highest priority to people affected by dementia and stands the best chance of making a positive impact on their lives.


Alzheimer's Society offers researchers the opportunity to seek the input of the Research Network prior to submitting an application for funding. We hope that this will improve the quality and relevance of your research application. Research Network volunteers are able to support in the following ways:


•    Reviewing the lay application to ensure that it is accessible to a lay audience
•    Advising on the development of research questions that address the challenges and hopes that people affected by dementia have
•    Suggesting improvements to patient recruitment and data capture processes
•    Advising on ways to disseminate the results of the project to lay audiences.


How to apply for support


Please download and complete the application form. Prior to completing the form we strongly recommend that you read our guidance notes. 


The deadline for applications is one month before the grant submission deadline.


Please note that if large numbers of requests for support are received they will be considered on a first come, first served basis.

Applications for support should ideally be submitted  in advance of the deadline to allow sufficient time for the application to be considered by the Research Network.

If you require further information or have any questions then please email researchnetwork@alzheimers.org.uk or ring 0207 423 5153.  

Application form and guidance notes

These forms are for researchers to complete in order to access research proposal development support from our Research Network.


•    Download Proposal development guidance notes (PDF)
•    Download Proposal development support form (DOC)