Funding Opportunities

Bringing together the latest opportunities from the main UK research funders

  • 18/133 Health Technology Assessment Programme researcher-led primary research

    18/133 – Researcher-led primary research (including complex health and care needs in older people theme)

    16/01/2018   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 18/169 Mechanisms of action of health interventions

    Inviting proposals for hypothesis driven research into the underlying mechanisms of action of clinical and public health interventions

    19/03/2019   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 18/170 Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme – Researcher-led

    Research into interventions that are based or used by the NHS and its partners

    19/03/2019   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 18/184 Public Health Research Programme: Researcher-led

    The Public Health Research Programme are accepting stage 1 applications to their researcher-led workstream – Complex health and care needs in older people

    12/03/2019   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 18/189 Combination treatment for dementia with Lewy Bodies and Parkinson’s disease dementia

    What is the clinical and cost-effectiveness of augmenting a cholinesterase inhibitor with memantine for people with dementia with Lewy bodies or Parkinson’s disease dementia?

    03/04/2019   |   Medical Research CouncilNational Institute for Health Research
  • 18/191 Care planning intervention for people with dementia who do not have regular contact with an informal carer

    For people with dementia who live alone and who do not have regular contact with an informal carer, what strategies/methods are used in the UK to support their care? Can a care planning intervention be adapted and manualised for this group and how best could its effectiveness be evaluated?

    03/04/2019   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 19/05 – Health Services & Delivery Research Programme (researcher-led evidence synthesis)

    Funding research to produce evidence to impact on the quality, accessibility and organisation of health and social care services.

    25/04/2019   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 19/06 – Health Services & Delivery Research Programme (standard researcher-led)

    Funding research to produce evidence to impact on the quality, accessibility and organisation of health and social care services.

    25/04/2019   |   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
  • Call for multinational research projects on personalised medicine for neurodegenerative diseases

    This call, launched in partnership with the European Commission, invites proposals for ambitious, innovative, multinational and multidisciplinary collaborative research projects to change the trajectory of these debilitating diseases through the development of Precision Medicine approaches. 

    12/03/2019   |   EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND)
  • Care collaboration grants

    The care collaboration grant round is a pilot that has been designed to support care providers to become more actively involved in research.

    01/03/2019   |   Alzheimer's Society
  • Clinical Research Fellowship

    Alzheimer’s Research UK partnered with The Dunhill Medical Trust to fund a clinically qualified researcher who has delivered previous research projects on vascular dementia.

    23/01/2019   |   Alzheimer's Research UKDunhill Medical Trust
  • 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
  • Engagement Fellowships

    Engagement Fellowships develop emerging leaders from a range of backgrounds so they can engage the public with health research.

    07/02/2019   |   Wellcome Trust
  • 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

    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. Open to researchers from all disciplines, health and care professions

    23/03/2019   |   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
  • Measuring the impact of adult social care support models for older people with moderate levels of care needs

    Inviting proposals for research to measure the impact of adult social care support models for older people with moderate levels of care needs

    12/02/2019   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • Multiple funding opportunities for Frailty themed call

    Themed Call “Improving the outcomes of health & social care for frail people & their carers”

    31/03/2019   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • PhD studentships

    Providing funding for new PhD studentships in the areas of cause, cure, care or prevention of all types of dementia.

    29/03/2019   |   Alzheimer's Society
  • PhD studentships / pilot grants of 18 months or less / equipment

    Funding research of PhD studentships, equipment and projects looking at how the brain works, diagnosis, treatments, DNA and more.

    15/02/2019   |   BRACE
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships

    Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme aimed at those in the immediately postdoctoral stage, to provide the opportunity to consolidate their PhD through developing publications, networks, research and professional skills. 

    22/03/2019   |   Economic and Social Research Council
  • Race Against Dementia Fellowship

    Designed to power outstanding early career scientists in their pursuit of innovative solutions to the big questions in dementia research.

    23/01/2019   |   Alzheimer's Research UKRace Against Dementia
  • Research Training Fellowships

    For academics, clinicians and allied health professionals who wish to pursue a research career in ageing, rehabilitation or palliative care.

    15/02/2019   |   Dunhill Medical Trust
  • 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 Fellowships

    For post-doctoral or other successful researchers who wish to build on a number of successful years of dementia research. With an established track record in an area of dementia or related neurodegenerative research.

    29/03/2019   |   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