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 on track to spend at least £10 million a year on research from 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
10 March 2017  (expressions of interest by 17 Feb)
Project grants 16 December  Midday 31 March
Clinician and healthcare professional fellowships 16 December  Midday 31 March
Junior fellowships 16 December Midday 31 March
Senior fellowships 16 December Midday 31 March
Clinical training partnerships 16 December  Midday 31 March
PhD studentships 16 December Midday 31 March
Undergraduate bursaries 16 December Midday 17 February
Dissemination grants Currently open Midday 31 January 

 Upcoming grant rounds

Round Opening Closing
Implementation grants  TBC  TBC

To apply

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

Applicant webinars

We are hosting webinars that will guide potential applicants through our applications process. The webinar will last for 1 hour and it will cover the grants that we offer, their upcoming deadlines and tips for developing and submitting an application. Those participating in the webinar will be able to ask questions about our grants programme and the application process. We will be running this webinar on multiple dates:

Monday 30 January 2017 at 12.30pm 
Wednesday 15 February 2017
 at 12.30pm 
Friday 3 March 2017
 at 12.30pm

In order to participate, you will need to be a researcher based at a UK research 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 this webinar, please email grantenquiries@alzheimers.org.uk indicating the date you would like to attend.

Proposal development 

We offer researchers, applying to us for funding, the opportunity to seek the input of the Research Network prior to submitting an application for funding. Applications for proposal development must be received at least one month prior to the submission deadline. To find out more about proposal development click here.  

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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