Apply for funding of up to £50k for research using DPUK cohort data. The application window is open now.

What are we looking for?

We are looking to support new research proposals for analysis of DPUK's cohort data to help further scientific understanding of the dementias. The DPUK Discovery Awards committee will assess applications based on the following criteria:


How is this research proposal in the public interest?

How will this research contribute to furthering knowledge in the field?


How will this project lead to new insights in the field?

Support for DPUK's mission

DPUK aims to make better data available for research into dementia. Please consider how this research proposal supports our mission and how findings will be disseminated.

Please note that all proposals for research should be complete within one year.


The DPUK Discovery Awards are open to researchers or academics based at universities or in industry. The lead applicant should have a salary in place for the duration of the award and at least one Early Career Researcher should be part of the research team.

Dates and deadlines

Applications open on 22 January 2018 and close at 5pm on 6 April 2018. Award winners will be announced at the DPUK conference on 23 April 2018.

Winners can expect for the funding award to made available from June 2018; the project should be completed by June 2019.


The DPUK Discovery Awards Committee, made up of subject experts in a range of fields from both academia and industry, will review every application, and will seek comments from external expert referees if necessary.

Any questions?

We welcome any queries you may have about your application.

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