Clinician and Healthcare Professionals Training Fellowship

Are you a clinician or healthcare professional looking to begin a career in dementia research? Alzheimer’s Society’s Clinician and Healthcare Professionals Training Fellowship is ideal for all professionals working in clinical and health services who are looking pursue a PhD.

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We have guidance (PDF) to support your application for an Alzheimer’s Society project grant, fellowship or PhD studentship. Once you've read the guidance, visit Grant Tracker to start your application.

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Key dates and deadlines for research grant applications:

22 Mar ‘24

Outline submission deadline

End of May ‘24

Shortlisted applicants invited to submit full proposal 

26 July ‘24

Full application submission deadline 

Dec ‘24

Funding outcome


Applicants may apply for research costs to support their project. This can include:

•    Reasonable salary for the fellow
•    University PhD fees at UK rates

Applicants can also apply for up to £25,000 per annum (maximum of £75,000 per fellowship) to cover:

•    Research costs
•    Part-time technician or administrative support
•    £1,000 per annum career development (including conference attendance, training, lab visits, travel)

See our applicant guidance for more details. All costs must be justified. 

Applicants are expected to maintain and develop their professional practice-based skills during the course of the Fellowship, and up to 20% of their Alzheimer's Society funded time can be spent in NHS sessions or equivalent. 

The award is available for a three-year, full-time PhD project, but can alternatively be taken part-time for up to four years.


The award is open to all professionals working in clinical and health services looking to begin a career in dementia research. 

Clinicians, nurses and allied health professionals should have completed their professional training and hold registered membership of an appropriate body. 

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK. The host institution must be in the UK. 

For full eligibility criteria, please check our applicant guidance


Alzheimer’s Society funds cutting-edge research into dementia. Applications are accepted for research projects addressing key unanswered questions within the dementia field. 

Applicants should consider how their project can contribute to Alzheimer’s Society’s strategy and research mission.

Applicants must explain how their project contributes to the dementia field within these themes as alignment to our mission is incorporated into our scoring system at review.

Any questions?

Please get in touch with our grants team at [email protected]

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