Race Against Dementia (RAD) Fellowships are designed to power outstanding early career scientists in their pursuit of innovative solutions to the big questions in dementia research.
This exciting scheme is currently a one-off call funded entirely by Race Against Dementia. Alzheimer’s Research UK will handle the application and review processes, administer funds, and undertake impact and progress reporting.
Duration: up to 60 months, with the Fellow strongly encouraged to undertake up to 24 months of international secondment, which do not have to be contiguous. The final six months of the Fellowship must be spent in the UK.
Provides funds for up to £500,000 to cover salary, support staff and animal, travel and running costs.
Objectives of the scheme:
- To accelerate progress towards research breakthroughs through innovative and ambitious dementia research.
- To provide outstanding early career dementia researchers with a unique package of flexible funding and developmental opportunities to fast-track their progress towards becoming independent research scientists.
- To facilitate diverse secondments that foster interdisciplinary and inter-institutional interactions on a global scale.
RAD anticipates offering developmental opportunities for Fellows, including a mentorship scheme where they will be matched with top academic scientists, industry and/or commercial professionals, including from the world of Formula One racing. RAD also expects to host an annual symposium, where Fellows will have a unique opportunity to participate in a community of expertise, and to interact with a diverse range of stakeholders. A shared focus will be to develop techniques and processes to drive faster progress in dementia research.
Fellows are strongly encouraged to undertake up to 24 months of international secondment to academic or non-academic sectors, to learn skills and develop collaborations that may not be available locally.