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
  • 20/34 NIHR Evidence Synthesis Programme Grant Scheme 2020

    Grants up to £100,000 to support a coherent programme of work that includes both new Cochrane and Campbell reviews and updating of existing reviews.

    13/10/2020   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 20/47 Interventions to improve the uptake of the Influenza vaccination in carers

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

    17/11/2020   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 20/70 Self-neglect in the community

    The scope of this call includes self-neglect of all forms, encompassing different manifestations such as hoarding behaviour, squalor and infestation in relation to a variety of underlying conditions such as psychological or psychiatric conditions or cognitive impairment. These may result from any cause e.g. dementia, trauma or learning disability as well as self-neglecting behaviour where the underlying cause is not known.

    28/01/2021   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 20/83 Public Health Research Programme researcher-led

    The Public Health Research (PHR) Programme funds research to generate evidence to inform the delivery of non-NHS interventions intended to improve the health of the public and reduce inequalities in health.

    17/11/2020   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 20/84 Continuing priority research topics of interest to the PHR Programme

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

    17/11/2020   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 20/89 Health Technology Assessment Programme Researcher-led (evidence synthesis)

    To evaluate the clinical and cost effectiveness of a health technology.

    06/01/2021   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 20/90 Health Technology Assessment Programme Researcher-led (primary research)

    The NIHR HTA Programme funds research to assess the effectiveness of technologies within the NHS. In this researcher-led workstream, grants are available for primary research and evidence synthesis on topics proposed by the researchers.

    06/01/2021   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • Ageing Dementia and Frailty National Priority Area call for proposals

    Research should target priority health areas identified in NHS Long Term Plan and adoption at scale anticipated to have a significant impact on health outcomes of older people

    23/10/2020   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • Artificial Intelligence for Multiple Long-Term Conditions (AIM)

    Research funded through this initiative will use AI and data science methods, combined with expertise in clinical practice, applied health and care research and social science, to systematically identify or explore clusters of disease.

    29/09/2020   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health at GBHI

    The Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health program at GBHI is an opportunity to elevate your dedication and contributions to brain health. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to brain health and health care policy, as well as an ability to implement effective interventions in their home community and to become a regional leader in brain health.

    15/10/2020   |   Atlantic Philanthropies
  • Biomarkers or other assessment tools

    This is a request for 2-page Letters of Intent to submit proposals concerning biomarkers or other assessment tools to the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI).

    31/12/2020   |   Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI)
  • Brain Research UK – PhD studentship

    Not dementia research, however, Brain Research UK PhD studentships are open to both clinical and non-clinical candidates.

    05/11/2020   |   Brain Research UK
  • COVID-19 Research Programme

    Inviting researchers to submit proposals for research that seeks to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, rolling programme to end September for £100-200k

    30/09/2020   |   Health Foundation
  • David Hague Early Career Investigator of the Year Award

    The David Hague Early Career Investigator of the Year Award, worth £25,000 in research expenses with a £1,500 personal prize, is presented each year to the most outstanding early career researcher in the field of biomedical dementia research.

    25/09/2020   |   Alzheimer's Research UK
  • Development and Skills Enhancement Award

    The Development and Skills Enhancement Award (DSE) provides a maximum of 1 year of funding for post-doctoral NIHR Academy Members to gain skills and experience for the next phase of their research career.

    26/11/2020   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship

    This scheme offers a recognised first step into an independent research career for outstanding postdoctoral scientists and engineers who require a flexible working pattern due to personal circumstances, such as caring responsibilities or health issues.

    10/11/2020   |   The Royal Society
  • EME 20/86 – Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme – Researcher-led

    The EME Programme funds ambitious studies evaluating interventions that have the potential to make a step-change in the promotion of health, treatment of disease and improvement of rehabilitation or long-term care. Within these studies EME supports research to improve the understanding of the mechanisms of both diseases and treatments.

    01/12/2020   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 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
  • Genome Editing Mice for Medicine Call Open

    Could genome editing advance your research? Do you need a genetically altered mouse line for discovery and clinical research?

    01/07/2020   |   Medical Research Council
  • HEE / NIHR ICA Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship

    The Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship funds health and social care professionals to undertake a PhD and professional development in parallel, alongside continued clinical practice.

    22/04/2020   |   Heath Education EnglandNational Institute for Health Research
  • Industry Fellowships

    This long-standing scheme enables the mobility of talented scientists and engineers from industry and academia in order to move between the sectors. These secondments support the researcher’s development, fosters exchange of knowledge, stimulates longer-term collaborations, and establishes personal, scientific and corporate links between sectors.

    06/10/2020   |   The Royal Society
  • 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
  • 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
  • Neuroimmunology Data Generation Award for Early Career Researchers

    This call aims to provide funds to support pilot data generation, hypothesis-driven, mechanistic studies which examine the role played by inflammatory and immune processes in neurological conditions and mental illness.

    22/10/2020   |   Medical Research Council
  • 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
  • NIHR Global Research Professorships Round 4

    The NIHR Global Research Professorships aim to fund research leaders of the future to promote effective translation of research for the primary and direct benefit of people in low- and middle-income countries.

    26/11/2020   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • NIHR Research Professorships Round 11

    The NIHR Research Professorships aim to fund research leaders of the future to promote effective translation of research and to strengthen health, public health and care research leadership at the highest academic levels.

    26/11/2020   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • Pilot grants of 18 months or less / equipment

    Funding pilot projects in the South West of England / South Wales of up to £70,000 or equipment of not more than £25,000.

    15/11/2020   |   BRACE
  • 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
  • PRP Recovery, Renewal, Reset: Research to inform policy responses to COVID-19 in the health and social care systems

    Inviting applications for research to inform the policy response to challenges posed by COVID-19; and to capture learning arising from the pandemic.

    22/10/2020   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • Race Against Dementia (RAD) Fellowships

    Race Against Dementia (RAD) Fellowships are designed to power outstanding early career scientists in their pursuit of innovative solutions to the big questions in dementia research.

    20/01/2021   |   Race Against Dementia
  • 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

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