Research project grants

The Trust is keen to support high quality research projects which are, perhaps, smaller than can be managed by the Research Councils or fall outside their priority themes but are important to understanding the mechanisms of ageing, treating disease and frailty and identifying and developing new and effective ways to improve the lives of older people.   The Trust is also committed to funding research into treating diseases and conditions which disproportionately affect older people but are less well-funded (excluding cancer and heart disease):

  • bioscience underpinning the mechanisms of ageing;
  • research relating to improving the effectiveness and efficiency of health services and social care delivery for older people;
  • research relating to improving technology and the built environment, to meet the needs of an ageing population;
  • behavioural research;
  • clinical and applied research;
  • health services research;
  • public health research;

Please note that there is a 2-stage application process for research project grants. First, you will need to submit an outline application and then if your application is short-listed, you will be invited to submit a full application.

The minimum project grant award will be £25k and the maximum, £300k.  This can include items of project-dedicated equipment, as long as the total grant application is not above £300k.

The maximum period of time for which a project grant will be awarded is 3 years.

The deadline is 17th May at 5pm.

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