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Monday 8th February 2016

Programme investments in care and public health research

This year the Alzheimer’s Society is planning to allocate significantly more funding to care and public health research. In May 2016 they will be announcing research priority areas, building on the James Lind Alliance priorities and inviting researchers to submit proposals that address these areas.  The new grant scheme will offer several awards of up to ¬£2 million over 5 years to researchers in the UK working collaboratively to make demonstrable progress in these areas. 

Alzhimer’s Society is working hard to launch this call, and we understand they will release further infrormation in May 2016. We also understand this call will replace the call for care, service and public health project grant proposals that would have had an application deadline of September 2016.

Grant round schedule for 16/17 

The next deadline for project, fellowships and PhDs is midday 18 March 2016. The following deadline for these grant types will be September 2016. Due to the programme investments in care and prevention outlined above they will not be offering a Care, Services and Public Health (CSPH) project grant round in the second half of next year. However, they will continue to offer CSPH fellowship and PhD grants. The biomedical funding stream will continue to offer project, fellowship and PhD grants as normal.

Project, fellowship and PhD funding 2016/17

Funding stream

Grants offered

Application deadline

Care, services and public health

Projects, fellows and PhDs

18 March 2016

Fellows and PhDs

September 2016

Programme investments in care and public health research

Outline applications in Summer 2016



Projects, fellows and PhDs

18 March 2016


Projects, fellows and PhDs

September 2016

For more information about these grants and for the latest applicant guidance visit:

Free webinar on Alzheimer’s Society grant application process and tips for applying

To support applicants, Alzheimer’s Society are hosting a webinar that will guide people through the applications process. This will be held on Tuesday 16th February at 12.30pm and will last for 1 hour. It will cover the current grants that they offer, their upcoming deadlines and tips for submitting an application. Those participating in the webinar will also be able to use the session to ask questions about the application process. In order to participate, you will need to be a researcher based at a UK institution or NHS trust but do not need to be funded by Alzheimer’s Society. You will also need to have access to a phone and computer.

If you are interested in participating in this webinar please contact

Drug Discovery programme 

Alzhimer’s Society continues to work with Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) to fund academic led clinical proposals, through the ADDF Programme to Accelerate Clinical Trials (PACT). This program will fund clinical studies to measure the safety and tolerability of new drugs for Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, as well of proof of efficacy studies with biomarker or cognitive outcomes. 

There are quarterly deadlines for applications. The next deadlines are 18 March; 3 June; 2 September and 10 December.  Please visit their website for more information or get in touch if you’d like to informally discuss your ideas.

In partnership with ADDF and others they be announcing a competition that focuses on clinical studies to test drug combinations, more news to follow. 

Proposal Development

Alzheimer’s Society has a large network of people affected by dementia who are part of their Research Network. This active group can be a fantastic support in developing future grant applications, and could be useful in helping submissions to the Society. This support is available all year round via the Proposal Development process. The deadline for requesting support with developing applications to their March grant deadline is 26th February. 

Last chance to help us shape our Dissemination Grants

The dissemination grant scheme offers up to ¬£50,000 for researchers to disseminate their findings to non-academic audiences and has been running for a number of years. Alzheimer’s Society is currently reviewing the scheme to make sure it meets the needs of researchers.  Please help us shape these grants for the future by completing this short survey about how you disseminate your research findings and if the Society could support you better. 

The survey closes Monday 15th February. Follow this link to complete the survey: