Funding Opportunities

Bringing together the latest opportunities from the main UK research funders

  • 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 training partnerships

    This scheme aims to work in partnership with institutions that wish to increase the numbers of clinicians and healthcare professionals working in the field of dementia. Essentially, we wish to work with institutions that have high quality research ideas, to attract outstanding clinicians or practitioners to undertake dementia research.

    28/09/2018   |   Alzheimer's Society
  • 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
  • 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.

    28/09/2018   |   Alzheimer's Society
  • Dissemination grants

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

    31/08/2018   |   Alzheimer's Society
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

    28/09/2018   |   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
  • Neurodegeneration Partnering Awards round 3

    The call is aimed at early career researchers (ECR), excluding PhD or other students, for whom the opportunity to develop international collaborations can have important impact for their research development and career progression.

    13/09/2018   |   Medical Research CouncilNational Institutes of Health (NIH) USA
  • 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
  • PhD Studentships

    The objective of Alzheimer’s Society PhD Studentship grants is to provide funding for new PhD studentships in the areas of cause, cure, care or prevention of all types of dementia.

    28/09/2018   |   Alzheimer's Society
  • Pilot Project Grants

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

    03/10/2018   |   Alzheimer's Research UK
  • 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
  • Project Grants

    Project grants are for researcher led applications to enable world-class research in to the cause, cure, care or prevention of any form of dementia.

    28/09/2018   |   Alzheimer's Society
  • 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
  • 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 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 an independent investigator at the end of the award.

    28/09/2018   |   Alzheimer's Society
  • Small Grants Scheme

    This scheme is designed to help those working within the Clinical Research Network access digital tools, technology, resources and learning

    31/07/2018   |   National Institute for Health Research

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: