Project Grants

Alzheimer's Research UK Major Projects

The Major project grant scheme provides funds for high quality research projects. Provides up to £1 million to cover salaries (research, technical, students etc), equipment, animal costs and running costs (consumables, travel etc). Deadlines: 23 January 2019 and 03 July 2019

Alzheimer's Society Project Grants

Project grants are for researcher led applications to enable world-class research in to the cause, cure, care or prevention of any form of dementia. Funding is available for up to three years providing budgets for staff salary, consumables and equipment. All costs must be justified. Applicants may apply for direct research costs up to £400,000 over 36 months to support their research. Deadline: March 2019

Ataxia UK Research Projects

Ataxia UK provides funding for innovative and relevant research on the ataxias. Ataxia UK hold two rounds of preliminary applications for funding each year in June and October. We ask applicants to submit a preliminary proposal (i.e. a one page summary of research). Ataxia UK’s Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) review the proposals we receive, and decide which applicants should submit a full application. Deadlines: June and October

Brain Research UK Project Grants

Brain Research UK project grants provide funding for translational research projects under the three priority themes: acquired brain and spinal cord injury; neuro-oncology; headache and facial pain. The grants provide funding for the employment of research staff and the purchase of essential equipment and consumables for projects lasting up to three years. Deadline: 3 April 2019

Epilepsy Research UK Project Grants

Epilepsy Research UK invite project a grant applications to support scientific research into the causes, treatment, prevention, co-morbidities and psychosocial aspects of epilepsy. Applications are invited for grants of up to £200,000, to support a research project lasting a maximum of three years. Applications for smaller sums to support the purchase of equipment, student fees and salaries for non-tenured principal applicants are also welcome. Deadline: expected September 2019.

Fight for Sight Project Grants

Fight for Sight’s mission is to stop sight loss by funding the highest quality medical research. We support original and ground breaking ophthalmic and vision research. Applications are particularly encouraged in the areas of our Strategic Programmes: Age-related macular degeneration; glaucoma; inherited eye diseases; sight loss linked to other diseases (multi-morbidities). Grant of up to £170,000 for three years or pro rata for projects of shorter duration. Deadline: expected October 2019

Motor Neuron Disease (MND) Association Biomedical Research Project Grants

We are committed to playing a key role in ending MND. Our biomedical research programme is delivering significant and measurable advances in understanding and treating the disease. We only fund research of the highest scientific excellence and greatest relevance to MND. Grants will be offered for up to three years duration. Applications for less than two years should include a named researcher with the relevant expertise, familiar with the laboratory. Deadline: 25 October 2019

Parkinson's UK Project Grants

Our project grants tackle major Parkinson's research challenges with groundbreaking studies that get right to the heart of complex problems. The duration of a grant is up to a maximum of 3 years. There is no upper limit on the award value - however, grants usually fall between £100,000 and £400,000. Deadline: 29 May 2019

Stroke Association Project Grants

Project Grants are our most popular funding stream and cover the whole spectrum of stroke research - from prevention and risk factors, through to treatment and rehabilitation in a clinical setting and longer-term in the community. The purpose of the proposed research project must be directly related to stroke illness. Applications in the fields of epidemiology, prevention, diagnosis, imaging, childhood stroke, therapy both medical and surgical, assessment and rehabilitation are particularly welcome. These awards are for up to £250,000 over a period of up to 3 years. In exceptional circumstances, awards may be granted for 5 years. Deadline: 06 February 2019

Wings for Life Project Research Grants

Wings for Life is a non-profit research organization with the exclusive aim to support basic and clinical research related to spinal cord injury. Research projects may address all aspects of spinal cord lesions, nerve regeneration, trophic support of injured neurons and functional changes induced by lesions (preferentially in mammals). This grant is intended to sustain a full research project. Funds cover personnel, equipment, consumables, etc. Deadline: 02 September 2019