Grant application development

Alzheimer’s Society wants to support researchers to carry out the highest quality, innovative research that will have a positive impact for people affected by dementia.

Update - 25 June 2021

For the current 2021 grant round, the grant application development programme will not be available.

However, every single application we receive is reviewed and scored by both peer reviewers and people affected by dementia.

If you are a researcher applying to our funding schemes and looking for advice from our volunteers, please visit Advice for grant applicants from people affected by dementia. Thank you.

Why is grant application development important?

Many funders recommend that researchers involve the public in the development of their grant application. This has been shown to improve the quality of research and relevance to those affected by the condition.

We support researchers to involve people affected by dementia in developing their research and grant applications. 

How can we support you?

Our Research Network volunteers are available to provide public involvement support on grant applications to the Alzheimer’s Society funding schemes.

Our network is made up of volunteers with direct personal experience of dementia - either living with dementia themselves or as a carer or former carer. We provide researchers support from our dedicated volunteers to develop their grant applications. 

Our Research Network volunteers will review:

  • your explanation of how your research will/could improve the lives of people affected by dementia 
  • public involvement and/or engagement plans 

Please note: this offer does not include a review of your lay summary for appropriate language or writing style.

Successful requests will be chosen on the merit of the application and the availability of our Research Network volunteers. Priority will be given to Alzheimer’s Society PhD and Fellowship applications and resubmitted applications following feedback. 

If you have any questions, please contact our Research Engagement team.

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