Manage your grant

If you’re a researcher funded by Alzheimer’s Society, this section tells you more about our information and policies and other matters relating to management of your grant.

Terms and conditions of award

All Alzheimer's Society research grants are subject to our terms and conditions.

Progress reporting

Alzheimer's Society requires progress reports either every 6 months or annually. Reports are completed on standard templates. You will be emailed when a report is required from you, with a progress report template attached. We require you to submit your final report within three months of the grant finishing.

It is important that you inform us when your grant will commence (there is an activation of grant certificate on the final page of the contract that must be returned to us before the grant starts), and if there are any delays so that we can make an accurate reporting schedule.

Please also keep us informed of other delays to your project, i.e. parental leave, staff changes etc so the schedule can be updated.

No-cost extension requests

In this regard, no-cost means that no further cost will be incurred by Alzheimer's Society and you are requesting additional time to spend the originally awarded research budget or a reallocation of funding within the original award.

No-cost extension requests should be made at least 6-months before your grant is due to end and submitted with an up to date progress report.

To request a no-cost extension for your Alzheimer's Society grant, please complete the request for a no-cost extension form.

Abeyance/ maternity/ paternity leave requests

Please complete the following form if you wish to put your Alzheimer's Society grant in abeyance. You may request that your grant be paused for reasons such as maternity leave or staff changes with a request for abeyance form.

Open access

Please see our open access policy.

Research Network Monitoring

A unique aspect of Alzheimer's Society research grants is the role played by our Research Network Monitors. Every grant we fund is allocated three volunteers from our Research Network, who visit the research teams to receive updates and give advice and encouragement from their experience of dementia.

Discussing your research with monitors gives you the opportunity to seek the views of people affected by dementia. You can ask for their input throughout your project (as appropriate) on:

  • Project plans
  • Methods
  • Patient literature in advance of ethics submission
  • Data analysis
  • Dissemination and implementation plans/activities
  • Communication to a lay audience

Download our guidelines on monitoring processes for grant holders

Communication support

We can support you with dissemination to help you reach a wider audience with your research findings.

Media coverage

If you have exciting results or a paper in the pipeline, please let us know as early as possible before publication. We have a press office that can help you to promote your research findings in the local or national media

Share your findings with people affected by dementia: We have several ways to help you disseminate the findings of your research to people with dementia and their families and carers. We could write an article about your research in our Dementia together magazine or in one of our newsletters, or promote your research through our website and social media channels.

Conference and publication requirements

All researchers are expected to acknowledge Alzheimer's Society as a funder on all posters and presentations. High resolution logos must be used and can be obtained by emailing the research team.

Publication in scientific peer reviewed journals is an important output from grants awarded. We expect Alzheimer's Society to be acknowledged as the funder on all research publications.

If you have a query regarding monitoring or communication support, please contact [email protected]

More information

If you have any queries about your grant or grant related processes, please contact [email protected]

For communication support, please contact [email protected]

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