Our Grant Rounds

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Alzheimer's Society is stepping up the fight against dementia through greater investment in research. We have a year-on-year commitment to increase research spend, and we are aiming to spend at least £10 million a year on research by 2017.

What we fund

Alzheimer's Society is open to funding research across all areas of dementia that is considered the highest quality and of greatest relevance to people affected by dementia. The research programme is organised into two streams, biomedical research and care, services and public health research that cover the full scope of dementia research. We are committed to increasing our investment in care research that will help people living with dementia today.

Open calls

Round Opening date
Closing date
Alzheimer's Society and ADDF Drug Discovery call  Ongoing
2 September 2016 (expressions of interest 2 weeks before)
Project grants
(BIOMEDICAL ONLY - next CSPH project grant deadline March 2017)
 Currently open Midday 23 September
Clinician and healthcare professional fellowships Currently open Midday 23 September
Junior fellowships Currently open Midday 23 September
Senior fellowships Currently open Midday 23 September
PhD studentships Currently open

Midday 23 September

Implementation grants Currently open Midday 14 October 
Dissemination grants Currently open Midday 30 September 

To apply

Visit our applications page to learn about our funding process and how you can submit a high quality research application. 

Grant applicant webinars

We are hosting a series of webinars to guide potential applicants through the application process and offer hints and tips for applying to our grant rounds. The next one will be held on Thursday 25th August at 13:30 and will last no longer than one hour. These grant webinars cover the grants that we offer and their upcoming deadlines, including proposal development and our new grant schemes. Those participating in the webinar will be able to use the session to ask questions about the process.

Implementation grant webinar: a new webinar to support researchers applying to our 2016 Implementation Grant round. These webinars will be held on Friday 26th August at 13:00 and Tuesday 6th September at 12:00. 

In order to participate, you will need to be a researcher based at a UK institution or NHS trust but do not need to be funded by Alzheimer's Society. You will also need to have access to a phone and a computer.

If you are interested in participating in one of these webinars, please email: grantenquiries@alzheimers.org.uk

Resubmission policy

Applicants may resubmit a revised application, for the same project, after rejection by the Grants Advisory Board, but only once. A resubmitted application can only be submitted after at least 12 months have passed since the original application was made. In other words, not to subsequent closing deadlines which are 6 months apart.

The Grants Advisory Board will expect the project to be sufficiently revised to take into account any reviewer feedback and further developments in the research field.

Sign up for Research Grants Updates

We encourage anyone with an interest in dementia research funding to sign up to our updates. Your information will only be used by the Research and Development team to keep you informed about new opportunities and funding available in the programme.

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