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.

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. 

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.

Apply for support

To apply for support with developing your grant application, please complete an application form and submit it to our Research Engagement team via email.

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Key dates 

Please ensure you submit your application by Friday 16 August 2019 (six weeks before the grant application deadline on Friday 27 September 2019).

We will ensure feedback is provided by Wednesday 18 September 2019.

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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