PhD Scholarship

Alzheimer’s Research UK is Europe’s largest charity funder of dementia research, funding the best biomedical research, from basic to clinical, that improves our understanding of all the causes of different dementias or improves diagnosis, prevention and treatment.

The PhD Scholarship scheme provides a stipend of £16,000 per annum (£17,000 in London), PhD tuition fees at the Home/EU rate and research/travel costs for up to £10,000 per annum or £15,000 per annum for inherently costly research.

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.

PhD Scholarships can only be applied for by individual or joint supervisors, not students.

The Lead Supervisor is expected to have a contract (fixed term or tenure) which covers the proposed duration of the grant. If the Lead Applicant does not hold a tenure appointment, the application must include a co-supervisor that does.

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

Alzheimer’s Research UK recognises it may not be possible to identify the student until after a funding decision has been made. However, the confirmation of an award is dependent on Alzheimer’s Research UK approval of the student who will undertake the project. This confirmation will require evidence that the student is of high calibre and strongly motivated.

Although it is anticipated that the PhD Scholarship will begin at the start of the next academic year, there is some flexibility with respect to start date.

You can view our currently funded projects here.

Deadline: 3 October 2018

For more information, or to apply to our grant schemes, please go to the Alzheimer’s Research UK website.


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