Funding Opportunities

Bringing together the latest opportunities from the main UK research funders

  • 18/120 Identification of older patients likely to require enhanced care on discharge from hospital

    Funding to support answering the following question – Can a prediction tool be developed to identify frail older inpatients at high risk of discharge to residential or nursing care, or with a need for intensive support at home?

    05/12/2018   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 18/125 Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme – Researcher Led (EME Programme)

    Applications are sought for research into interventions that are based or used by the NHS and its partners.

    20/11/2018   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 18/126 Functional imaging (EME Programme)

    Applications are sought for studies of functional imaging techniques used in the diagnosis, management, monitoring or treatment of disease.

    20/11/2018   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 18/128 Mechanisms of action of health interventions (EME Programme)

    Inviting proposals for hypothesis driven research into the underlying mechanisms of action of clinical and public health interventions.

    30/11/2018   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 18/133 Health Technology Assessment Programme researcher-led primary research

    18/133 – Researcher-led primary research (including complex health and care needs in older people theme)

    16/01/2018   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 2019/20 Grant Funding Round One

    Funding further the understanding of the mechanisms of ageing, help to treat disease, disability and frailty relating to ageing and to develop and innovate in the care and support of older people.

    11/01/2019   |   Dunhill Medical Trust
  • Advanced Fellowship

    For those at a post-doctoral level and aimed at several specific points of a researcher’s career development.

    04/12/2018   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 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
  • Biomarkers Across Neurodegenerative Diseases (BAND)

    Provides funds to increase understanding of pathogenesis across neurodegenerative diseases.

    01/12/2018   |   Alzheimer's Research UK
  • Clinical Research Fellowship

    Alzheimer’s Research UK partnered with The Dunhill Medical Trust to fund a clinically qualified researcher who has delivered previous research projects on vascular dementia.

    23/01/2019   |   Alzheimer's Research UKDunhill Medical Trust
  • 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
  • Doctoral Fellowship

    3 year full / part time award that supports individuals to undertake a PhD in an area of NIHR research.

    18/12/2018   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • Early Career Researchers grants

    DPUK supports the professional development of Early Career Researchers (ECRs) through targeted funding.

    30/06/2019   |   DPUK
  • Interdisciplinary Research Grant

    Designed to encourage researchers into dementia research who have expertise which could benefit the field.

    23/01/2019   |   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 Project

    Provides funds for high quality basic and clinical research projects.

    23/01/2019   |   Alzheimer's Research UK
  • Multiple funding opportunities for Frailty themed call

    Themed Call “Improving the outcomes of health & social care for frail people & their carers”

    31/03/2019   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • PhD studentships / pilot grants of 18 months or less / equipment

    Funding research of PhD studentships, equipment and projects looking at how the brain works, diagnosis, treatments, DNA and more.

    15/02/2019   |   BRACE
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships

    Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme aimed at those in the immediately postdoctoral stage, to provide the opportunity to consolidate their PhD through developing publications, networks, research and professional skills. 

    22/03/2019   |   Economic and Social Research Council
  • 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
  • Race Against Dementia Fellowship

    Designed to power outstanding early career scientists in their pursuit of innovative solutions to the big questions in dementia research.

    23/01/2019   |   Alzheimer's Research UKRace Against Dementia
  • Research for older people

    Seeking applications that clearly demonstrate how they will benefit older people and support our research strategy and priorities.

    11/01/2019   |   Abbeyfield Research Foundation
  • Research Training Fellowships

    For academics, clinicians and allied health professionals who wish to pursue a research career in ageing, rehabilitation or palliative care.

    15/02/2019   |   Dunhill Medical Trust
  • 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