Funding Opportunities

Bringing together the latest opportunities from the main UK research funders

  • 19/108 Public mental health interventions

    The Public Health Research Programme are accepting stage 1 applications to their commissioned workstream for this topic.

    12/11/2019   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 19/119 Call for proposals into Mechanisms of Action of Health Interventions

    The EME Programme invites proposals for hypothesis driven research into the underlying mechanisms of action of clinical and public health interventions.

    05/03/2020   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 19/133 Continuing priority research topics of interest to the PHR Programme

    The Public Health Research Programme are accepting stage 1 applications

    24/03/2020   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 19/134 Public Health Research Programme Researcher-led

    The Public Health Research Programme are accepting stage 1 applications to their researcher-led workstream

    24/03/2020   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 19/138 – Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme – Researcher-led

    The Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme is accepting stage 1 applications to their researcher-led workstream

    16/04/2020   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 19/164 PHR Injuries, accidents and urgent and emergency care themed call

    The Public Health Research Programme (PHR) is accepting stage 1 applications for this themed call on injuries, accidents and urgent and emergency care.

    28/07/2020   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 20/06 Reducing health inequalities in coastal towns and communities

    The Public Health Research Programme (PHR) accepting stage 1 applications to their commissioned workstream for the topic of reducing health inequalities in coastal towns and communities

    28/07/2020   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 20/07 Mobile data for public health

    The Public Health Research Programme (PHR) accepting stage 1 applications to their commissioned workstream for the topic of mobile data for public health.

    28/07/2020   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • Clinical training partnerships

    Institutions can apply for up to three Fellowships for clinicians or healthcare professionals to undertake study towards a higher degree (usually a PhD).

    27/03/2020   |   Alzheimer's Society
  • 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.

    27/03/2020   |   Alzheimer's Society
  • Early Phase Clinical Trials: Canada

    Eligible projects: a clinical trial(s) and/or a clinical trial sub-study(s) that accelerates the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging

      |   Weston Brain Institute (Canada)
  • Exploring Innovation Seminars

    Call status: Open Application deadline: apply at any time Summary We are supporting the delivery of events to facilitate discussion and improve awareness of knowledge exchange and commercialisation (KEC) of BBSRC-funded research. These events provide an opportunity for research organisations to showcase best practice in KEC and how this leads to economic and societal impact….

      |   BBSRC
  • FAPESP Pump-Priming Awards (FAPPA)

    Call status: Open Application deadline: apply at any time* *at least 12 weeks before the proposed start of the project Funded through responsive mode This award is run jointly with Brazil’s São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP). See the guidance notes for more details. Aim To pump-prime collaborations between scientists in the UK and the São…

      |   BBSRC
  • Follow-on Funding Pathfinder Call

    Call status: Open Application deadline: Apply at any time Our new pathfinder scheme enables potential follow-on funding applicants to secure small amounts of funding to carry out preliminary commercial activities. These activities will help to: Develop a clearer understanding of the commercial potential of the outputs of a research grant Assist with the development of a…

      |   BBSRC
  • International Travel Award Scheme (ITAS)

    Call status: Open Application deadline: apply at any time* *at least six weeks before travel Aim To help scientists add an international dimension to their BBSRC-funded research by making and establishing new contacts with international counterparts. Scope Funding is available in collaborative areas such as: First contact type activities that require short term travel support….

      |   BBSRC
  • 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.

    27/03/2020   |   Alzheimer's Society
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnership

    Call status: Open Application deadline: apply at any time Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) accelerate business innovation by supporting knowledge exchange with academic institutions. KTP operates through an open call which includes the entirety of BBSRC’s remit. As part of a UK-wide programme, these partnerships serve as a mechanism to transfer knowledge and to develop graduate…

      |   BBSRC
  • New Investigator Grants

    New Investigator Grants are specifically aimed at supporting those looking to make the transition to an independent researcher through managing their first major research project.

    31/12/2020   |   Economic and Social Research Council
  • New opportunity to improve health care through collaborative communities

    The Health Foundation has announced a new £2.1m programme for partnerships developing collaborative communities where people, families, health care professionals and researchers work together to improve health care.

    15/05/2020   |   Health Foundation
  • PhD Studentship

    Intended to support research institutions to provide training opportunities for early career researchers who wish to acquire a PhD to enable them to pursue a research career in understanding the underpinning mechanisms of ageing, the treatment of age-related diseases and frailty or improving health and social care for older people.

    28/02/2020   |   Dunhill Medical Trust
  • PhD studentships

    Our PhD Studentship grants provide funding for students wishing to embark on a career in dementia research.

    27/03/2020   |   Alzheimer's Society
  • Pre-doctoral Fellowship Round 2

    NIHR Pre-doctoral Fellowships are designed to support people who are looking to start or advance a career in health and social care research methodology.

    26/03/2020   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • Professional Internships for PhD Students

    Placements in BBSRC Swindon Office. Call status: Open Application deadline: apply at any time A key component of our Doctoral Training Partnership programme (DTP) is the Professional Internship for PhD Students (PIPS) – a 3-month integrated placement to provide BBSRC-funded DTP PhD students the opportunity to carry out a work placement unrelated to their doctoral research during…

      |   BBSRC
  • Programme Grants for Applied Research – Competition 32

    Applications are invited for Stage 1 research proposals to develop individual programmes of research.

    13/04/2020   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • Project grants

    Project grants are for more established researchers and provide funding for world-class dementia research.

    27/03/2020   |   Alzheimer's Society
  • Research dissemination grants

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

    28/02/2020   |   Alzheimer's Society
  • Research for Patient Benefit Programme – Competition 41

    Applications are invited for research proposals that are concerned with the day-to-day practice of health service staff, and which have the potential to have an impact on the health or wellbeing of patients and users of the NHS.

    18/03/2020   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • Research Training Fellowship

    Intended to provide research training support for clinicians and allied health professionals who wish to pursue a research career in understanding the underpinning mechanisms of ageing, the treatment of age-related diseases and frailty or improving health and social care for older people.

    28/02/2020   |   Dunhill Medical Trust
  • Returners to Research Fellowships

    Call status: Open Application deadline: apply at any time Aimed at Scientists wishing to return to research after a career break of two or more years for family, caring or health reasons. Nature of award The Daphne Jackson Trust awards 2-year fellowships on a part-time basis. Fellowships include a tailored training programme designed to enable fellows to update their…

      |   BBSRC
  • 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

    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 a leader in their research field at the end of the award.

    27/03/2020   |   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 research@alzheimersresearchuk.org