Care, implementation and public health research funding stream

Alzheimer’s Society is accelerating progress to better care for people affected by dementia. Find out what scope of research is considered by our Care, implementation and public health research funding stream.

Our Research Delivery Plan gives details of how we plan to transform the lives of people affected by dementia through research.

Through our Care, Implementation and Public Health stream we will fund clinical and care research with a clear route to implementation. 

What's new to this funding stream?

In 2015 we set up an Implementation grant scheme to ensure that advances in dementia care are put into practice.

This year  we will increase our focus on implementation research even further by merging our Care, Services and Public Health funding stream with our Implementation funding stream. Researchers can now apply for implementation funding twice a year through our project, fellowship and PhD grants.

Our new Care, Implementation and Public Health research funding stream prioritises care-focused research and the implementation of this research into practice.

This will include development and testing of new interventions for the health and social care system.

Making an impact

Our research programme will also bring to light those factors in the real world and at a population level that influence how people live and are supported in their community.

Researchers applying for grants under this funding stream should be able to demonstrate a pathway from their research outputs to the benefit of people affected by dementia, which includes those living with a diagnosis of dementia, their families and those who provide care.

Research proposals must be academic led, but we welcome applications that include the involvement of care providers and other key stakeholders in constructing, conducting and using research.


The scope of research to be considered via this funding stream includes:

  • Research that addresses the goals and recommendations of the ‘Dementia research roadmap for prevention, diagnosis, intervention and care by 2025’.
    The five goals of the roadmap are:
    • Prevent future cases of dementia through increasing knowledge of risk and protective factors.
    • Maximise the benefits to people living with dementia and their families when seeking and receiving a diagnosis of dementia.
    • Improve quality of life for people affected by dementia, by promoting functional capabilities and independence, while preventing and treating negative consequences of dementia.
    • Enable the dementia workforce to improve practice and skills by increasing evidence to inform changes in practice and culture.
    • Optimise the quality and inclusivity of health and social care systems that support people affected by dementia.
  • Research that either establishes knowledge for improving the lives of people with dementia, or addresses the implementation of evidence in to practice with appropriate methodologies
  • Primary data collection studies as well as secondary data analyses.
  • Research focused on the needs of people with dementia, family or informal carers or professionals involved in the care and support of people affected by dementia.
Apply for a research grant

Read our full guidance for applicants and get started on your application

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Please also check the remit of our Biomedical funding stream

Any questions?

Contact our grants team at [email protected]

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