PhD Studentships

Are you a dementia researcher looking to support the next generation of talented students? Our Alzheimer’s Society PhD Studentship grants offer outstanding support for promising candidates wishing to embark on a career in dementia research. 

Grant open for outline submission on 27 June 2022 

Key dates and deadlines for research grant applications:

15 Aug ’22

Outline submission deadline

12 Sep ’22

Shortlisted applicants invited to submit full proposal 

03 Nov ’22

Full application submission deadline 

Mar ’23

Funding outcome


Funding is provided for up to four years full-time or up to six years part-time. This can include: 

  • Student stipend (in line with our applicant guidance) 

  • University PhD fees at UK rates 

  • £10,000 per annum to cover research costs 

  • £1,000 per annum for career development (including conference attendance, training, lab visits, travel).  

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


Applications should be made by the prospective supervisor and can be submitted with or without a named student. The host institution must be in the UK and supervisors must hold a position within the host institution for the duration of the grant. 

Students do not need to be from the UK, nor resident for any amount of time before the award begins. However, Alzheimer's Society will provide student fees up to the UK rate only. 

Funding is not available for studentships that have already commenced. 

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

How to apply

Learn about our application process

Any questions? 

Please send an email to our grants team at [email protected]

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