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Alzheimer’s Society recent changes to Fellowship Awards

Alzheimer’s Society recent changes to Fellowship Awards – supporting early career dementia researchers

Alzheimer’s Society is open to funding research across all areas of dementia that is considered the highest quality and of the greatest relevance to people affected by dementia.

As well as funding the full scope of dementia research, we strive to support early career dementia researchers to establish careers in the dementia research field through our Dementia Research Leaders programme.

For example, in the last few years we have removed the number of years a researcher needed to be a post-doc and focused our guidance on stage of a career. This is to be more inclusive of researchers who have taken career breaks or who are from different research fields.

Recently we have reviewed our fellowship offer to ensure we are offering competitive and appropriate levels of funding for the calibre of candidate we aim to support. Instead of offering a total £225,000 for our Junior and Clinical Fellowship grants, we now offer the fellow’s salary plus a fixed annual consumables budget of £25,000. We hope this will make the award more accessible to clinicians and senior researchers who are not quite ready for our Senior Fellowship.

We have also dropped the “Junior” from our Junior Fellowships as we decided that this does not reflect a post-doctoral career development award, which is now known as Alzheimer’s Society Research Fellowships.

With these recent changes we now offer:
  • Alzheimer’s Society fellowship
  • Alzheimer’s Society senior fellowship
  • Alzheimer’s Society clinician and healthcare professional training fellowship

Our latest grant round is now open and closes midday on the 27th of March. To apply or see more information about the grants we offer click here.

For more information on applying to Alzheimer’s Society Fellowships from those in the know, check out our podcast interviewing Faye and Katherine here.

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