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
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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