Alzheimer’s Research UK Major Projects Grant Scheme

The Major project grant scheme provides funds for high quality research projects.

Duration: Up to five years. Grant amount: £50,000 – £350,000

Provided to cover salaries (research, technical, students etc), equipment, animal costs and running costs (consumables, travel etc).

The lead applicant and point of contact must be based in a UK academic/research institution. However, the application can include researchers or institutions outside the UK.

The Lead Applicant is expected to have a contract (fixed term or tenure) which covers the proposed duration of the grant. Alzheimer’s Research UK can contribute to salaries of co-applicants that do not have tenure or fixed term contracts but not to Lead Applicant salaries.

If the Lead Applicant does not hold a tenure appointment, the application must include a co-applicant that does.

If the project requires ethical approval and/or Home Office licences, the award is dependent upon the requisite approvals being granted.

This scheme is not designed to cover:

  • Clinical trials and opportunities to research ‘add ons’ to ongoing clinical trials
  • Drug discovery or development

Drug discovery and development work should be applied for through the Dementia Consortium or through the Drug Discovery Alliance.

If a grant applicant has more than 12 months remaining on an existing award with a significant Alzheimer’s Research UK contribution (incl. Major project grant holder, DRI-funded PIs, DRI Fellows or DDA-affiliated senior leaders) at the time of application, or is granted such an award during the Alzheimer’s Research UK review process, they are not eligible to apply for a Major project grant.

See our Eligibility Guidelines for further information.



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