Major Projects

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.

Our Major Project Grants Provides up to £1 million for high quality research projects. Covering 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. 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 Clinical trials and add-ons should be applied for through the Global Clinical Trials Fund. Drug discovery and development work should be applied for through the Dementia Consortium or through the Drug Discovery Alliance.

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