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Pilot projects and small grants

Funding for small scale research projects, including proof of principle, pilot work or start-up funds.

Funding options available

Alzheimer’s Research UK: Pilot projects
To fund novel research ideas that if successful would lead to a major project or programme application to Alzheimer’s Research UK or another funding body.
Career stage: Tenure or salaried position required for duration of grant
Funding: Up to £50,000 for staff, equipment, animals, running costs
Duration: Up to 24 months

National Centre for the Replacement Refinement & Reduction of Animals in Research: Pilot study grants
Proof-of-concept studies to generate preliminary data for subsequent applications.
Funding: Up to £75,000
Duration: Up to 12 months.

Last updated: 15 November 2021

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