Research Partnerships

We provide support to dementia researchers who are funded by or seeking funding from other organisations.  

Supporting dementia researchers

Our Research Partnerships programme provides support for researchers by improving the quality and relevance of their research.  

We do this by:  

  • Enabling researchers to involve people affected by dementia to help shape their research  
  • Providing expertise on research proposal development   
  • Supporting the delivery of research 

Essential criteria for all applications:

You must be based at a recognised higher education learning institute, such as a University or in the NHS, and you must also be studying at PhD level, or have already achieved a PhD or higher Clinical qualification.  Please make sure to read our full criteria and guidelines (PDF).

Hear how our volunteers have worked with Dr Kurt De Vos at the University of Sheffield

How can we support your research?

We work in partnership with researchers in a range of ways, including:

Enabling researcher to involve people affected by dementia in their research 

The programme supports researchers to share ‘Patient and Public Involvement’ opportunities with our Research Network Volunteers to:

  • Advise on the development of research proposals  
  • To provide guidance and advice on active research projects 

How are applications reviewed?

We strongly advise applicants to read our criteria and guidelines (PDF)  before completing the partnership application form; applications that do not follow the guidance are likely to be rejected.  

Applications will be reviewed by the review panel, made up of staff from Alzheimer’s Society Research and Influencing directorate and people affected by dementia.  

The panel will determine the partnerships we support by judging whether the proposed projects align with our research mission and whether the project aims and implementation strategies are relevant, credible and have the potential to transform the lives of people affected by dementia. Applicants will be advised of review timelines at point of submission.  

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