The October 2018 deadline has passed. This entry will be updated as soon as details of the next round of funding are announced. In the meantime, do read on to find out more for future reference about this funding opportunity.
This scheme is for a full PhD programme; it does not cover funding gaps for students who have already started their studies.
Provides a stipend of £16,000 (£17,000 in London), tuition fees and research/travel costs.
The lead applicant and point of contact must be based in a UK academic/research institution. However, the application can include researchers or institutions outside the UK.
PhD Scholarships can only be applied for by individual or joint supervisors, not students.
The Lead Supervisor is expected to have a contract (fixed term or tenure) which covers the proposed duration of the grant. If the Lead Applicant does not hold a tenure appointment, the application must include a co-supervisor that does.
If the project requires ethical approval and/or Home Office licences, the award is dependent upon the requisite approvals being granted.
Alzheimer’s Research UK recognises it may not be possible to identify the student until after a funding decision has been made. However, the confirmation of an award is dependent on Alzheimer’s Research UK approval of the student who will undertake the project. This confirmation will require evidence that the student is of high calibre and strongly motivated.
Although it is anticipated that the PhD Scholarship will begin at the start of the next academic year, there is some flexibility with respect to start date.