Dissemination grants provide funding for researchers who wish to disseminate the findings of a completed research programme or project.
What is a dissemination grants scheme and who will it benefit?
Our dissemination grants scheme provides funding to support the sharing of research knowledge and material beyond researchers' own peer groups.
It encourages researchers to communicate and engage with people who may be helped and supported by the outcomes of their research. It also provides an opportunity for people to understand how the research findings could be used in future practice and help people affected by dementia.
Target audiences may include people affected by dementia, professional carers and care home staff. This may include clinicians, nurses, psychologists and other allied health professions; as well as NHS employees, managers, commissioners and policy makers.
Examples of dissemination activities
Alzheimer’s Society welcomes creative dissemination ideas. Dissemination activities may include:
- public engagement workshops;
- cross-disciplinary conferences eg. across clinical, social and biomedical research fields and/or involvement of people affected by dementia in the development or delivery of conferences;
- artistic exhibits, performances or festivals;
- adapting materials for different audiences;
- interactive technologies, databases and audio-visual products;
- media events (such as interviews, or television or radio presentations) or written articles in newspapers or weekly or monthly magazines;
- software or NetWare;
- educational aids, instruments or equipment;
- virtual networking and interactions.
Please note the following activities are not eligible for this scheme: conference attendance; journal publications; and apps designed for people affected by dementia that are not research-focussed.
Who are dissemination grants for?
We welcome applications from both Alzheimer’s Society funded and non-Alzheimer’s Society funded research, including projects we have partnered on. For instance; research we have supported through involving our service users and or Research Network Volunteers, or more complex partnership activities.
Applicants may apply for up to £2,500 to support their dissemination activity.
The principal applicant must have a contract of employment at a UK University, NHS site or other recognised higher research institution, which covers the proposed duration of the grant.
Alzheimer’s Society involvement
In some cases Alzheimer’s Society can support the delivery of your project. If you would like support from Alzheimer’s Society, please get in touch to discuss your request, providing as much detail as possible on what you expect as this will help us to make an immediate assessment of whether we can offer the support. Please note that it may not always be possible for Alzheimer’s Society to support your project as requested.
Applications must be submitted through our online grants system.
Applications will be processed after the following deadlines:
- 31 May 2018; with decisions communicated in June
- 31 August 2018; with decisions communicated in September
- 30 November 2018; with decisions communicated in December.
Applications will be reviewed and funding awarded by a panel of Alzheimer's Society staff and volunteers, representing the range of work that we do.