Project grants

Project grants are for researcher led applications to enable world-class research in to the cause, cure, care or prevention of any form of dementia.


Funding is available for up to three years providing budgets for staff salary, consumables and equipment. All costs must be justified.

Applicants may apply for direct research costs up to £400,000 over 36 months to support their research.


  • Project grants must be held at a UK based University, NHS site or other recognised higher research institution.
  • Principal investigators should have a contract of employment with the host university that exceeds the planned finish date of the research by at least 12 months.

How to apply

All applications which fulfill the eligibility criteria will be scientifically peer reviewed and the lay proposal reviewed by research network volunteers.  The peer and lay review will be considered together by our Grant Advisory Boards. Feedback is provided to all applicants.

Read more about our application process before completing and submitting your application through our online grants platform. Applicants should contact the office if they wish to discuss their eligibility or prospective project.

Previous outcomes

 Year No. of applications received   No. of awards made
 2017-18 55  8 (15%)
 2016-17 (only one round of care projects available)  55  8 (15%)
 2015-16 79  13 (16%) 
 2014-15 39   9 (23%)
 2013-14 43  8 (19%) 
 2012-13 (in partnership with the Bupa Foundation) 28   5 (18%) 
 2011-12 68   9 (13%) 

Currently funded projects

We currently fund project grants in to the cause, care, cure and prevention of dementia. 

Further information

For any questions please contact us at [email protected].


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