Funding Opportunities

Bringing together the latest opportunities from the main UK research funders

  • 18/120 Identification of older patients likely to require enhanced care on discharge from hospital

    Funding to support answering the following question – Can a prediction tool be developed to identify frail older inpatients at high risk of discharge to residential or nursing care, or with a need for intensive support at home?

    05/12/2018   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 18/81 End of life care (HTA Programme)

    A call for applied health research studies to increase the evidence base to support health and care services to help people at the end of their lives to live as well as possible and to die with dignity, compassion and comfort.

    06/11/2018   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 18/82 End of life care (HS&DR Programme)

    A call for applied health research studies to increase the evidence base to support health and care services to help people at the end of their lives to live as well as possible and to die with dignity, compassion and comfort.

    06/11/2018   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 18/84 End of life care (PHR Programme)

    A call for applied health research studies to increase the evidence base to support health and care services to help people at the end of their lives to live as well as possible and to die with dignity, compassion and comfort.

    06/11/2018   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 18/85 End of life care (EME Programme)

    A call for applied health research studies to increase the evidence base to support health and care services to help people at the end of their lives to live as well as possible and to die with dignity, compassion and comfort.

    06/11/2018   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • Advancing Applied Analytics

    Advancing Applied Analytics programme aimed at improving analytical capability in support of health and care services With £750,000 of funding to support up to 12 project teams across the UK over 15 months.

    01/05/2018   |   Health Foundation
  • Ageing Research

    Seeking to develop meaningful, sustainable and mutually enriching scientific collaboration between researchers, labs and institutions.

    15/10/2018   |   BIRAX
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Research Programme

    Pursuing high risk studies that illuminate areas for which there currently is little understanding, helping to bring to light crucial knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease.

    02/10/2018   |   BrightFocus
  • Biomarkers Across Neurodegenerative Diseases (BAND)

    Provides funds to increase understanding of pathogenesis across neurodegenerative diseases.

    01/12/2018   |   Alzheimer's Research UK
  • Clinical training partnerships

    This scheme aims to work in partnership with institutions that wish to increase the numbers of clinicians and healthcare professionals working in the field of dementia. Essentially, we wish to work with institutions that have high quality research ideas, to attract outstanding clinicians or practitioners to undertake dementia research.

    28/09/2018   |   Alzheimer's Society
  • Clinical Trials Fellowships

    NIHR Clinical Trials Fellowships are designed to support existing NIHR Trainees with an interest in, and experience of, working with clinical trials as part of their current training award.

    23/08/2018   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • Clinician and healthcare professional fellowships

    Clinician and Healthcare Professional Training Fellowships provide an opportunity for individuals to study for a higher degree with a view to developing a career that combines research and practice.

    28/09/2018   |   Alzheimer's Society
  • Dissemination grants

    Dissemination grants provide funding for researchers who wish to disseminate the findings of a completed research programme or project.

    31/08/2018   |   Alzheimer's Society
  • Dissemination grants

    Funding to support the sharing of research knowledge and material beyond researcher’s own peer groups – this includes NHS Staff, Carers, People with dementia and the public.

    31/05/2018   |   Alzheimer's Society
  • Early Career Researchers grants

    DPUK supports the professional development of Early Career Researchers (ECRs) through targeted funding.

    30/06/2019   |   DPUK
  • Equipment Grant

    Provides up to £100,000 for scientific equipment.

    14/11/2018   |   Alzheimer's Research UK
  • Interdisciplinary Research Grant

    Designed to encourage researchers into dementia research who have expertise which could benefit the field.

    23/01/2019   |   Alzheimer's Research UK
  • Junior Fellowships

    Junior Fellowships are for post-doctoral researchers who have shown exceptional promise at the start of their research career. Applicants should demonstrate potential to be an independent researcher.

    28/09/2018   |   Alzheimer's Society
  • Large Grants Competition for economic and societal impact

    Welcoming proposals for standard research projects, large-scale surveys, infrastructure projects, and for methodological developments in any area of the social sciences.

    14/06/2018   |   Economic and Social Research Council
  • Major Project

    Provides funds for high quality basic and clinical research projects.

    23/01/2019   |   Alzheimer's Research UK
  • Neurodegeneration Partnering Awards round 3

    The call is aimed at early career researchers (ECR), excluding PhD or other students, for whom the opportunity to develop international collaborations can have important impact for their research development and career progression.

    13/09/2018   |   Medical Research CouncilNational Institutes of Health (NIH) USA
  • Neurodegenerative Disorders – 18/56

    A call for applications to evaluate novel or repurposed interventions for the treatment, management or diagnosis of neurodegenerative conditions, including degenerative dementias

    21/08/2018   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • PhD Scholarship

    The PhD Scholarship scheme providing a stipend, PhD tuition fees and research / travel costs.

    03/10/2018   |   Alzheimer's Research UK
  • PhD Studentships

    The objective of Alzheimer’s Society PhD Studentship grants is to provide funding for new PhD studentships in the areas of cause, cure, care or prevention of all types of dementia.

    28/09/2018   |   Alzheimer's Society
  • Pilot Project Grants

    The Pilot project scheme provides funds for small innovative research projects and pilot studies.

    03/10/2018   |   Alzheimer's Research UK
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards

    Postdoctoral fellowship awards are intended for young researchers in their final stages of mentored training.

    02/10/2018   |   BrightFocus
  • Preparatory Clinical Research Fellowship

    Designed to help clinicians gain the experience required for a full fellowship.

    03/10/2018   |   Alzheimer's Research UK
  • Project Grants

    Project grants are for researcher led applications to enable world-class research in to the cause, cure, care or prevention of any form of dementia.

    28/09/2018   |   Alzheimer's Society
  • Public Health Research Programme Rapid Funding Scheme

    Funds to conduct rapid baseline data collection, as well as other feasibility work, prior to intervention implementation.

    31/12/2018   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • Scientific Conference Grants

    Scheme to promote networking, collaborations, communication and dissemination of research results through scientific conferences.

    05/01/2021   |   Alzheimer's Research UK
  • Senior fellowship – Healthcare Improvement

    An opportunity for an established researcher of international standing in a senior academic role to undertake a visionary, field-changing sabbatical, unencumbered by routine duties.

    18/09/2018   |   Health FoundationTHIS Institute
  • Senior Fellowships

    A Senior Fellowship is for post-doctoral or other successful researchers who wish to build on a number of successful years of dementia research, and who demonstrate the ambition and potential to be an independent investigator at the end of the award.

    28/09/2018   |   Alzheimer's Society

Dementia Research Funders Forum

The Dementia Research Funders Forum (DRFF) is a meeting of UK charity and public sector funders of dementia research. The purpose of the DRFF is to exchange information and coordinate activity in order to help shape the dementia funding environment at the national level. From time to time the DRFF provides reports to  the Department of Health Programme Board on Dementia, which is responsible for delivering the Government’s Challenge on Dementia to 2020.

Membership of the DRFF comprises representatives from: Alzheimer’s Research UK (Chair), Alzheimer’s Society, AHRC, Department of Health, EPSRC, ESRC, MND Association, MRC, NIHR, Parkinson’s UK, STFC, Stroke Association,  Wellcome Trust.

For further information or for funders who wish to join the group please contact Di Swallow: Diane.Swallow@alzheimersresearchuk.org