Funding Opportunities

Bringing together the latest opportunities from the main UK research funders

We try to collate all dementia research funding opportunities that open to UK researchers. To find funding that is right for you, use the filters to the side of this page. The listings include summary information, and links to the source page. If you are searching for a PhD or Fellowship post, our jobs section may also be of interest.
If you are based elsewhere in the world you will find more grant calls on the Alz Forum.

If you are a dementia research funder, you can add your call directly to our listings via our advertise page (note you will need to register an account to do this).


  • 22/138 Health and health inequality impacts of place-based interventions

    Funding research on the health and inequality impacts of place-based interventions – predominantly upstream interventions likely to impact populations at scal

    04/04/2023   |   National Institute for Health and Care Research
  • 22/141 Interventions that impact loneliness

    Funding for research on interventions aimed at reducing or impacting loneliness (seperate from social isolation) – interventions and / or evaluation

    15/08/2023   |   National Institute for Health and Care Research
  • 22/145 Systems Engineering Innovation hubs for Multiple long-term Conditions

    Accepting applications to the development phase of the Systems Engineering Innovation hubs for Multiple long-term Conditions (SEISMIC) funding opportunity.

    15/02/2023   |   National Institute for Health and Care Research
  • 22/159 Efficacy & Mechanism Evaluation Programme

    Funding studies evaluating interventions that have could improve promotion of health, treatment of disease and improvement of rehabilitation or long-term care

    25/04/2023   |   National Institute for Health and Care Research
  • 22/164 Health and Social Care Delivery Research Programme

    Commissioning research which will be carried out by effective and efficient research teams, providing findings which meet the needs of the NHS

    24/03/2023   |   National Institute for Health and Care Research
  • 22/557 Palliative and end of life care (EME Programme)

    Welcoming proposals for palliative / end of life care in any disease, service or setting, including hospitals, hospices, community services, home & care homes

    25/04/2023   |   National Institute for Health and Care Research
  • 22/558 Palliative and end of life care (PHR Programme)

    The PHR Programme welcomes research proposals that fall within the remit of the PHR Programme. – realting to end of life / palliative care in all settings

    04/04/2023   |   National Institute for Health and Care Research
  • 22/559 Motor neurone disease (EME Programme)

    Inviting research proposals that seek to develop the critical underlying infrastructure to accelerate progress in and learning from MND clinical trials.

    25/04/2023   |   National Institute for Health and Care Research
  • 22/560 Palliative and end of life care (HTA Programme)

    The scope for research includes the impact on patients, families, carers, and workforce, as well as an evaluation of the impact on and uncertainties.

    03/05/2023   |   National Institute for Health and Care Research
  • 22/561 Palliative and end of life care (HSDR Programmme)

    Funding for research on end of life / palliative care covering management, training, referral and other areas concerned with the field

    26/04/2023   |   National Institute for Health and Care Research
  • 23/1 Health Technology Assessment Programme researcher-led

    NIHR research funding for proposals / studies which evaluate the clinical and cost effectiveness of a health technologies.

    03/05/2023   |   National Institute for Health and Care Research
  • 23/14 MND highlight notice (HSDR Programme)

    Inviting research proposals that seek to develop the critical underlying infrastructure to accelerate progress in and learning from MND clinical trials.

    31/05/2023   |   National Institute for Health and Care Research
  • 23/6 Motor Neurone Disease (HTA Programme)

    NIHR HTA Programme funding to develop the critical underlying infrastructure to accelerate progress in and learning from MND clinical trials.

    03/05/2023   |   National Institute for Health and Care Research
  • Advancing precision medicine

    Funding innovation projects for novel digital and data-enabled tools to, accurately diagnose conditions and stratify patients to treatments

    08/03/2023   |   Innovate UK
  • AFTD Holloway Fellowships

    AFTD is proud to support two fellowship programs made possible by the Holloway Family Fund: Postdoctoral & Clinical Postdoctoral Fellowships

    17/02/2023   |   The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration
  • Ageing research development awards

    Apply for UKRI funding to develop tractable areas of interdisciplinary research to secure better health and wellbeing for individuals as they age.

    18/04/2023   |   UK Research and Innovation
  • Alzheimer’s Association Clinician Scientist Fellowship (AACSF) Program

    Funding for clinical researchers undertaking patient-oriented, human research & translational, specifically designed to develop treatments or enhance diagnosis

    06/03/2023   |   Alzheimer's Association (US)
  • Alzheimer’s Association Clinician Scientist Fellowship to Promote Diversity (AACSF-D)

    Fellowship funding for underrepresented clinicians not limited to patient-oriented, human research, but also translational and treatment development.

    06/03/2023   |   Alzheimer's Association (US)
  • Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship (AARF)

    Fellowship funding for postdocs working in the USA or Internationally in basic science, translational, clinical, functional & social-behavioral research

    06/03/2023   |   Alzheimer's Association (US)
  • Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship to Promote Diversity (AARF-D)

    Fellowship for postdocs from diverse backgrounds working in the USA or Internationally in basic science, translational, functional & social-behavioral research

    06/03/2023   |   Alzheimer's Association (US)
  • Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant (AARG)

    Funding for early-career dementia researchers to allow them to develop preliminary or pilot data, to test procedures and to develop hypotheses.

    06/03/2023   |   Alzheimer's Association (US)
  • Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant to Promote Diversity — New to the Field (AARG-D-NTF)

    Funding for researchers from diverse backgrounds & new to dementia enabling them to find a research path, develop data, test procedures & to develop hypotheses

    06/03/2023   |   Alzheimer's Association (US)
  • Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant to Promote Diversity (AARG-D)

    Funding for ECRs from diverse backgrounds to allow them to develop preliminary or pilot data, to test procedures and to develop hypotheses.

    06/03/2023   |   Alzheimer's Association (US)
  • Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant, New to the Field (AARG-NTF)

    Funding for researchers new to dementia enabling them to find a research path, develop preliminary or pilot data, to test procedures & to develop hypotheses

    06/03/2023   |   Alzheimer's Association (US)
  • Alzheimer’s Society Project Grants

    Funding for researchers to carry out world-class projects – these flexible grants can include funding for pilot, springboard, and seed funding applications

    24/03/2023   |   Alzheimer's Society
  • Artificial Intelligence to accelerate health research

    Apply for UKRI funding to develop innovative artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to be applied to health challenges.

    28/03/2023   |   UK Research and Innovation
  • Britain Israel Research & Academic Exchange Partnership

    We invite research proposals submitted jointly by British and Israeli scientists seeking to further our understanding of ageing and its impact on human health.

    04/04/2023   |   Alzheimer's Research UKBritish Council
  • Career Development Grant

    Offering one year of funding to support post-doctoral researchers and fellows with the next stage of their career – progressing to independance

    24/03/2023   |   Alzheimer's Society
  • Clinical research training fellowship

    Oppertunity for Healthcare Professionals to apply for Medical Research Council (MRC) funding to undertake a PhD or to reacquire research skills

    05/04/2023   |   Medical Research Council
  • Clinical Training Partnerships

    Funding available for institutions with the capacity and infrastructure to support training of multiple clinical PhD candidates.

    24/03/2023   |   Alzheimer's Society
  • Clinician and Healthcare Professionals Training Fellowship

    Professionals Training Fellowship is ideal for all professionals working in clinical and health services who are looking pursue a PhD.

    24/03/2023   |   Alzheimer's Society
  • Dance research matters network & programme lead opportunity

    Funding for networks to promote collaboration of dance researchers and the wider dance sector to explore specific issues.

    16/03/2023   |   UK Research and Innovation
  • Dementia Research Leader Fellowship

    Alzheimer’s Society Fellowship Funding for experienced dementia researchers looking to make the step to research independence.

    20/03/2024   |   Alzheimer's Society
  • Development and Skills Enhancement Award Round 12

    The Development and Skills Enhancement Award is a post-doctoral award to support NIHR Academy Members to gain specific skills and experience.

    31/03/2023   |   National Institute for Health and Care Research
  • DZNE Fellowship Funding for Ukrainian Scientists

    As a sign of solidarity, DZNE has established its own special fellowship program for scientists from Ukraine, the “DZNE Fellowship for Ukrainian Scientists”.

    31/12/2022   |   DZNE
  • FAPESP Pump-Priming Awards (FAPPA)

    BBSRC Funding to pump-prime collaborations between scientists in the UK and the São Paulo State, Brazil & promote the exchange of scientists

      |   BBSRC
  • Health & Social Care Delivery Research Progamme

    Commissioning research to providing findings which meet the needs of NHS and Social Care managers and leaders – researcher led.

    31/05/2023   |   National Institute for Health and Care Research
  • Healthy Ageing Catalyst Award

    Supporting researchers to take an entrepreneurial approach, using their research to create impactful and scalable products and services that improve later life.

    21/02/2023   |   UK Research and Innovation
  • i4i FAST – Funding At the Speed of Translation

    Aimed at innovators in need of small amounts of funding to answer a specific question or a single piece of activity to advance healthcare tech interventions

    15/02/2023   |   National Institute for Health and Care Research
  • IBRO Exchange Fellowships

    Exchange Fellowship to advance research by enabling ECRs from diverse geographic and scientific areas to broaden the scope of their training with lab visits.

    15/04/2023   |   International Brain Research Organization
  • Industry Fellowships

    Scheme to enable the mobility of talented scientists and engineers from industry and academia in order to move between the sectors.

    29/03/2023   |   The Royal Society
  • International Exchanges

    Schemes for scientists based in the UK who want to stimulate collaborations with leading scientists overseas through either a one-off visit or bilateral travel.

    08/03/2023   |   The Royal Society
  • International Travel Award Scheme (ITAS)

    To help scientists add an international dimension to their BBSRC-funded research by making and establishing new contacts with international counterparts.

      |   BBSRC
  • JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship

    This scheme is for scientists in the UK who are at an early stage of their career and wish to conduct research in Japan – closes Wednesday 8 March 2023.

    08/03/2023   |   The Royal Society
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnership

    Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) accelerate business innovation by supporting knowledge exchange with academic institutions.

      |   BBSRC
  • Molecular and cellular medicine new investigator

    Funding of up to £1m for new investigators with a proposal for research that increases understanding within the field of molecular and cellular medicine.

    03/05/2023   |   Medical Research Council
  • Molecular and cellular medicine programme

    Funding to support a programme of research focused on molecular and cellular medicine – applicants typically apply for £1 million or more.

    03/05/2023   |   Medical Research Council
  • Newton International Fellowships

    Fellowships for non-UK scientists who are at an early stage of their research career and wish to conduct research in the UK.

    31/03/2023   |   The Royal Society
  • NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowships in Medicine

    Clinical specialty training post in medicine that incorporates academic training with allocated funding for 250 ACFs for recruitment in 2023/24

    31/03/2023   |   National Institute for Health and Care Research
  • NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowships in Medicine 2022

    The NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship (ACF) is a clinical specialty training post in medicine that incorporates academic training

    31/03/2023   |   National Institute for Health and Care Research
  • Oracle for Research Fellows Program

    Awarding direct funding for research projects through the Oracle for Research Fellows Program + computational resources, tech support,and other assistance

    28/02/2023   |   Oracle
  • Post-CCT Career Development Grant

    Are you a clinical early career researcher (ECR) working towards research independence – Alzheimer’s Society’s Post-CCT Career Development Grants could help

    24/03/2023   |   Alzheimer's Society
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships

    Are you an ECR looking to explore a research idea? Alzheimer’s Society Postdoctoral Fellowships are ideal for anyone early in their research career

    24/03/2023   |   Alzheimer's Society
  • Pre-doctoral Clinical & Practitioner Academic Fellowship

    Pre-doctoral Clinical & Practitioner Academic Fellowship supports ECRs to become competitive applicants for a doctoral level research training fellowship.

    16/03/2023   |   Heath Education EnglandNational Institute for Health and Care Research
  • Pre-doctoral Clinical Bursary

    Alzheimer’s Society Funding for clinicians or allied health professional interested in research and wanting to gain some experience.

    24/03/2023   |   Alzheimer's Society
  • Pre-doctoral Fellowship

    Pre-doctoral Fellowships are designed to support people who are looking to start or advance a career in health & social care research methodology within the UK

    16/03/2023   |   National Institute for Health and Care Research
  • Pre-doctoral Local Authority / Supporting Fellowship

    Supporting academic ambitions of people wishing to develop as researchers whilst remaining employed within local authorities / supporting services

    23/03/2023   |   National Institute for Health and Care Research
  • Professional Internships for PhD Students

    3-month integrated placement to provide BBSRC-funded DTP PhD students the opportunity to carry out a work placement unrelated to their doctoral research

      |   BBSRC
  • Public Health Intervention Development

    Funding of up to £150,000 for the early-stage development of an intervention that seeks to address a UK or global public health challenge.

    08/03/2023   |   Medical Research Council
  • Research for Patient Benefit

    Research to support day-to-day practice of health service staff, and that has the potential to impact the health or wellbeing of patients and users of the NHS

    08/03/2023   |   National Institute for Health and Care Research
  • Researching Motor Neurone Disease

    Highlight notice – Apply for funding to research motor neurone disease (MND), through any grants from MRC research boards or panels + MRC fellowships.

    31/12/2023   |   UK Research and Innovation
  • Scientific Conferences Fund

    Supporti to establish conferences, scientific meetings & workshops relevant to drive efforts to extend healthy human lifespan and processes of aging

    31/10/2023   |   Hevolution Foundation
  • Sex and Gender in Alzheimer’s

    International funding to support investigation into the contributions of sex, gender, & gender identity to understanding the pathophysiology of dementias

    15/02/2023   |   Alzheimer's Association (US)
  • Tauopathy Challenge Workshop

    Contribute to a worldwide discussion and recieve funding to solve key gaps in our understanding of mechanisms of pathology in primary tauopathies

    15/02/2023   |   Rainwater Charitable Foundation
  • UKRI Healthy Ageing Catalyst Awards

    Could you translate your research into impactful and scalable products or services to improve quality of later life? Apply for a Healthy Ageing Catalyst Award

    28/02/2023   |   UK Research and Innovation
  • Wellcome Career Development Awards

    Wellcome Trust funding for mid-career researchers from any discipline who have the potential to be international research leaders.

    04/04/2023   |   Wellcome Trust
  • Wellcome Career Development Awards

    This scheme provides funding for mid-career researchers from any discipline who have the potential to be international research leaders.

    01/12/2022   |   Wellcome Trust
  • Wellcome Early-Career Awards

    Wellcome Trust funding for early-career researchers from any discipline who are ready to develop their research identity.

    21/02/2023   |   Wellcome Trust

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 research@alzheimersresearchuk.org

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