Following review of our research strategy in 2023, we now offer two types of research grant: project grants and post-doctoral fellowships. These grants are available to UK-based researchers through open, national competition in our annual calls.
Through both funding schemes we want to fund hypothesis-driven pre-clinical or clinical research that addresses large unmet need and demonstrates a clear pathway to translation in one of the three areas outlined below. All projects must have a mechanistic hypothesis and a clear pathway to translation.
Additionally we will fund the development of biological models of disease that enhance these three themes and facilitate translation.
This new scheme will provide salary funding and research costs of up to £250,000 for post-doctoral candidates working towards independence, as well as prospective clinical academic PhD students.
Our first call for fellowship applications will be issued in March 2024, with a September deadline and awards expected to be made in February 2025.
Brain Research UK project grants provide funding of up to £300,000 for projects lasting up to three years. We particularly encourage applications from early career researchers (up to 10 years post-doc), and applications for collaborative projects (including international collaborations, if led by a UK team).
Our Conflict of interest policy sets out how we deal with potential conflicts of interest arising in the assessment of grant applications.
Our Policy on the Use of animals in scientific research sets out our approach to funding research involving animals.
Please call Katie Martin on 0117 909 4809 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries concerning our research funding or if you would like to be notified of future funding opportunities.