Careers, Funding

Could you be the next Race Against Dementia Fellow?

Deadline is 27th July 2022.

Race Against Dementia (RAD) Fellowships are designed to power outstanding early career scientists in their pursuit of innovative solutions to the big questions in dementia research.

RAD and Alzheimer’s Research UK have launched a third call for proposals – aiming to co-fund two Fellowships.

The video above is a webinar recorded in 2021 for the second round (so the dates are incorrect, however the information shared and tips for applicants remain unchanged).


Get to know our current RAD Fellows, and listen to this podcast for more information. View our FAQ document.

Applications are open now and the deadline is 27th July 2022.

Objectives of the scheme:

  • To accelerate progress towards research breakthroughs through innovative and ambitious dementia research.
  • To provide outstanding early career dementia researchers with a unique package of flexible funding and developmental opportunities to fast-track their progress towards becoming independent research scientists.
  • To facilitate diverse secondments that foster interdisciplinary and inter-institutional interactions on a global scale.

RAD offers developmental opportunities for Fellows, including a mentorship scheme where they will be matched with top academic scientists, industry and/or commercial professionals, including from the world of Formula One racing. RAD also hosts an annual symposium, where Fellows will have a unique opportunity to participate in a community of expertise, and to interact with a diverse range of stakeholders. A shared focus will be to develop techniques and processes to drive faster progress in dementia research.

RAD would like Fellows to explore the potential for collaborations and secondments outside of their host Institutions, either within the UK or internationally. These should be determined based on the requirements of the project and the Fellow, and so it is possible that opportunities will arise at any time during the Fellowship. Whilst applicants do not need to secure opportunities at the time they submit their proposals, they should consider how they would benefit most from potential collaborations and secondments. We can support applicants and Fellows by providing networking opportunities and facilitating introductions both across academia and into relevant industrial and commercial institutions.

 

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