Funding Opportunities

Bringing together the latest opportunities from the main UK research funders

  • 2018 Grant Round for Research – PhD studentships, Junior Fellowships, Innovative awards and Project grants

    Welcoming applications for projects that will increase our understanding of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) as well as improving care for people living with this condition.

    29/06/2018   |   The Lewy Body Society
  • 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
  • Clinical Research Fellowship

    Funding for salary at Specialty Registrar level or equivalent university scales and a contribution up to £20,000 per annum toward research, animal and travel costs.

    04/07/2018   |   Alzheimer's Research UK
  • 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
  • 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
  • Enabling people to live well with dementia through interventions in a community setting – Call 18/06

    Researching which interventions within a community environment (physical and social) make it easier for people with dementia to maintain quality of life and remain living in their community for longer?

    24/07/2018   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • Equipment Grant

    Provides up to £100,000 for scientific equipment.

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

    The Interdisciplinary Research Grant scheme is designed to encourage researchers into dementia research who have expertise and ideas which could benefit the field.

    04/07/2018   |   Alzheimer's Research UK
  • 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 Projects

    Up to £1 million for high quality research projects. Covers salaries (research, technical, students etc), equipment, animal costs and running costs (consumables, travel etc).

    04/07/2018   |   Alzheimer's Research UK
  • Network Accelerate Scheme

    The Network Accelerate Scheme provides funds (to a maximum of £250,000) for research resources or tools that could be of benefit to biomedical dementia research in the Alzheimer’s Research UK Network and beyond.

    04/07/2018   |   Alzheimer's Research UK
  • Network Cooperation Grant

    The Network Cooperation grant scheme provides funds for any type of project or scheme that will further cooperation and collaboration between two or more Alzheimer’s Research UK Network Centres.

    04/07/2018   |   Alzheimer's Research UK
  • 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
  • Pilot Project Grants

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

    03/10/2018   |   Alzheimer's Research UK
  • Post-doctoral Fellowships – Healthcare Improvement

    Post-doctoral fellowship to focus on improving quality and safety in UK healthcare.

    09/07/2018   |   Health FoundationTHIS Institute
  • Preparatory Clinical Research Fellowship

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

    03/10/2018   |   Alzheimer's Research UK
  • Programme Grants for Applied Research – Competition 27

    Applications are invited for Stage 1 research proposals to develop individual programmes – including Complex Health and Care Needs in Older People.  

    25/07/2018   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 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
  • Research Fellowship

    Funding for salary and a contribution of up to £20,000 per annum toward research, animal and travel costs.

    04/07/2018   |   Alzheimer's Research UK
  • 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 Research Fellowship

    Provides up to £420,000 to cover Fellow salary, support staff and running costs.

    04/07/2018   |   Alzheimer's Research UK
  • Travelling Research Fellowship

    Funding for salary and a contribution of up to £20,000 per annum towards research, animal and travel costs for the home (UK) lab and visiting (abroad) lab.

    04/07/2018   |   Alzheimer's Research UK

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: