Clinical training partnerships

Institutions can apply for up to three Fellowships for clinicians or healthcare professionals to undertake study towards a higher degree (usually a PhD).

This scheme aims to work in partnership with institutions that wish to increase the numbers of clinicians and healthcare professionals working in the field of dementia. Essentially, we wish to work with institutions that have high-quality research ideas, to attract outstanding clinicians or practitioners to undertake dementia research.

We recognise that many practising clinicians or practitioners have difficulties finding time to apply directly for funding through our clinician and healthcare professionals fellowship scheme themselves. This training partnership scheme is designed to allow prospective supervisors to apply for the funding of multiple projects and appoint the fellows after the application is funded.

This award

Institutions can apply for two or three fellowships for clinicians or healthcare professionals (e.g. nurses or other allied health professionals) to undertake study towards a higher degree (usually a PhD). Funding is available for three years full time or four years part-time. 

Call specification and applicant guidance 

To find out more about this scheme and how to apply please read our guidance for Clinical Training partnership applicants.   

Funding available

Alzheimer’s Society funding is intended to cover up to 50% of the total cost of each fellow and a maximum of £75k can be requested for each post. The remaining funding should be available from other sources.

  • Two or three fellowships can be applied for in any application.
  • Applications requesting three fellowships can apply for up to £225k.
  • Applications requesting two fellowships can apply for up to £150k.


Applications can be made for research projects which fit within our funding remit, which is organised into two streams:

How to apply

All applications which fulfil the eligibility criteria will be scientifically peer-reviewed and lay reviewed by research network volunteers.  These reviews along with the application will then be considered by our Grant Advisory Boards. Feedback is provided to all applicants.

                                       Apply for a research grant 

Any questions?

Please contact our grants team at [email protected]

Previous outcomes

 Year No of applications received  No of awards made
 2018-19  3  2 (67%)
 2017-18  9  2 (22%)