Funding Opportunities

Bringing together the latest opportunities from the main UK research funders

  • 19/100 Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme Researcher-Led

    Stage 1 applications submitted to the Researcher Led call close on the 27th November 2019 assessed as in remit and competitive will be considered for shortlisting at the EME Funding Committee meeting in February 2020.

    27/11/2019   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 19/101 Health Technology Assessment Programme Researcher-led (evidence synthesis)

    The Health Technology Assessment Programme is accepting stage 1 applications to their researcher-led workstream.

    08/01/2020   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 19/102 Health Technology Assessment Programme Researcher-led (primary research)

    The Health Technology Assessment Programme is accepting stage 1 applications to their researcher-led workstream.

    08/01/2020   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 19/103 Health Services and Delivery Research Programme (standard researcher-led)

    The Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme are accepting stage 1 applications to their researcher-led workstream. In order to apply you will need to carefully review the: Specification document Stage 1 guidance notes Supporting information All primary research projects are expected to establish a programme appointed Study Steering Committee and it is important that…

    09/01/2020   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 19/104 Health Services & Delivery Research Programme (evidence synthesis)

    The Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme is accepting stage 2 evidence synthesis applications to their researcher-led workstream.

    08/01/2020   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 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
  • 19/89 Public Health Research Programme: Researcher-led

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

    19/11/2019   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 19/90 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:

    19/11/2019   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 19/99 Call for proposals into Mechanisms of Action of Health Interventions

    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.

    12/11/2019   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • AHRC-ESRC-FCO Knowledge Exchange Fellowship Scheme

    The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), which are both part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), together with the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) are pleased to invite applications for the third intake of the AHRC-ESRC-FCO Knowledge Exchange (KE) Fellowships scheme. This scheme provides the…

    31/10/2019   |   Arts and Humanities Research Council
  • 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).

    27/09/2019   |   Alzheimer's Society
  • Clinician and healthcare professionals training 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.

    27/09/2019   |   Alzheimer's Society
  • 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
  • Global Health Policy and Systems Research Commissioned Awards 2019

    The NIHR Global Health Policy and Systems Research Programme is accepting applications to the following: NIHR Global HPSR Commissioned Awards 2019

    11/12/2019   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 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.

    27/09/2019   |   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
  • Lectureship Programme

    The Stroke Association are inviting applications for our UK Lectureship Awards in the field of stroke – six different types of award available.

    24/10/2019   |   Stroke Association
  • NIHR Incentive Awards 2019

    The Cochrane Incentive Awards accepts applications on an annual basis from all Cochrane Review Groups and Campbell Coordinating Groups.

    27/08/2019   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • NIHR Senior Investigator competition 13

    Applications are invited for competition 13 of NIHR’s Senior Investigators funding scheme.

    02/10/2019   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • PhD Scholarship

    This scheme is for a full PhD programme; it does not cover funding gaps for students who have already started their studies.

    02/10/2019   |   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.

    27/09/2019   |   Alzheimer's Society
  • Policy Relevant Research

    This innovative call has the specific objective of establishing and building fruitful connections between NIHR funded research and current and emerging policy priorities.

    08/10/2019   |   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
  • 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.

    27/09/2019   |   Alzheimer's Society
  • 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.

    27/09/2019   |   Alzheimer's Society
  • Stroke Association Postdoctoral Fellowships

    The Stroke Association are inviting applications for Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards in the field of stroke.

    01/11/2019   |   Stroke Association
  • Stroke Association Postgraduate Fellowships

    The Stroke Association are inviting applications for Postgraduate Fellowship Awards in the field of stroke.

    01/11/2019   |   Stroke Association
  • Undergraduate Bursaries

    Undergraduate research bursaries aim to give students dementia research experience and to encourage them to consider a career in scientific research.

    27/09/2019   |   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 research@alzheimersresearchuk.org