Major Project

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

Duration: Up to five years.

Provides up to £1 million to cover salaries (research, technical, students etc), equipment, animal costs and running costs (consumables, travel etc).

Alzheimer’s Research UK is Europe’s largest charity funder of dementia research, investing in biomedical research into the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dementia. The Major project grant scheme provides up to £1 million for high quality research projects.

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. 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
Rounds of funding:
  • 23/01/2019
    Applicants will be notified of the decision early July 2019
  • 03/07/2019
    Applicants will be notified of the decision early February 2020

Visit funding web page
(www.alzheimersresearchuk.org/grants/major-project)