Funding Opportunities

Bringing together the latest opportunities from the main UK research funders

  • 18/169 Mechanisms of action of health interventions

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

    19/03/2019   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 18/170 Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme – Researcher-led

    Research into interventions that are based or used by the NHS and its partners

    19/03/2019   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 18/189 Combination treatment for dementia with Lewy Bodies and Parkinson’s disease dementia

    What is the clinical and cost-effectiveness of augmenting a cholinesterase inhibitor with memantine for people with dementia with Lewy bodies or Parkinson’s disease dementia?

    03/04/2019   |   Medical Research CouncilNational Institute for Health Research
  • 18/191 Care planning intervention for people with dementia who do not have regular contact with an informal carer

    For people with dementia who live alone and who do not have regular contact with an informal carer, what strategies/methods are used in the UK to support their care? Can a care planning intervention be adapted and manualised for this group and how best could its effectiveness be evaluated?

    03/04/2019   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 19/04 Community focused approaches that mobilise people as assets

    What are the effective* community focused approaches to maximising the potential of people as assets to improve health, wellbeing and health inequalities? What are the mechanisms underlying community focused approaches that enable implementation and ensure scalability and sustainability?

    30/07/2019   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 19/05 – Health Services & Delivery Research Programme (researcher-led evidence synthesis)

    Funding research to produce evidence to impact on the quality, accessibility and organisation of health and social care services.

    25/04/2019   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 19/06 – Health Services & Delivery Research Programme (standard researcher-led)

    Funding research to produce evidence to impact on the quality, accessibility and organisation of health and social care services.

    25/04/2019   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 19/10 Health Technology Assessment Programme – researcher-led (evidence synthesis)

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

    15/05/2019   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 19/11 Health Technology Assessment Programme – researcher-led (primary research)

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

    15/05/2019   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 19/13 Support interventions for carers

    The scope of research required should focus on carers of any age living in any setting in any part of the UK. Research addressing health inequalities.

    09/05/2019   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 19/13 Support interventions for carers

    Research to support a number of issues affecting carers.

    09/05/2019   |   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
  • Inspire Fund – public engagement grant

    The ARUK Inspire Fund provides funding for innovative projects that engage the public with dementia and the life-changing research going on into the condition. Up to £30,000 Deadline: 31 May 2019

    31/05/2019   |   Alzheimer's Research UK
  • Interdisciplinary Research Grant

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

    03/07/2019   |   Alzheimer's Research UK
  • Junior Fellowships

    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. Open to researchers from all disciplines, health and care professions

    23/03/2019   |   Alzheimer's Society
  • Major Project

    Provides funds for high quality basic and clinical research projects.

    03/07/2019   |   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

    Providing funding for new PhD studentships in the areas of cause, cure, care or prevention of all types of dementia.

    29/03/2019   |   Alzheimer's Society
  • 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
  • Programme Development Grants – Competition 24

    Designed to increase the rate and number of successful applications for a full Programme Grant by supporting the completion of the necessary preparatory work to suitably position the research team to submit a competitive Programme Grant application.

    27/03/2019   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • Programme Grants for Applied Research – Competition 29

    An interrelated group of high quality projects focused on a coherent theme and hence require multidisciplinary approaches, including clinical, health economics, statistics, qualitative and behavioural sciences, to ensure that research objectives can be met.

    03/04/2019   |   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 Fellowships

    For post-doctoral or other successful researchers who wish to build on a number of successful years of dementia research. With an established track record in an area of dementia or related neurodegenerative research.

    29/03/2019   |   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