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Potential funding opportunities from external organisations

Brain Research UK

Brain Research UK has three priority areas: Acquire brain and spinal cord injury, Neuro-oncology, Headache and facial pain

Next call for applications for DPhil studentships – September 2019

 Alzheimer’s Society

Applications to the Alzheimer's Society are to be made by proposed supervisor with or without a named student

Open 28 June 2019 – closes 27 September 2019


DPhil funding for 18 months or less

A student can be recruited upon the award of the studentship


Fight for Sight applications to be made by proposed supervisor

Student must not be medically or otherwise clinically qualified (consider MRC/Fight for Sight Research Training Fellowships)


Marie Curie Research Grants Scheme

Please note that requests for PhD studentships and Clinical Research Training Fellowships on project grants are NOT considered by the Marie Curie Research Funding Committee. 


Applications to the MS Society to be made by prospective supervisor

 National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia

NIAA Research Grants 2019 Round 2

Application deadline: Friday 20 September 2019
Applicants will be notified in December 2019

Alzheimer’s Research UK

Grant schemes

Macular Society

The Macular Society grants round is now CLOSED for receipt of preliminary applications.

Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND)

The deadline date for receipt of summary applications is 1 May 2020. This round will open on 6 March 2020. 

Multiple System Atrophy Trust

Grant funds available on application contact:

Alyssa Costantini, Research Associate, institute of Neurology, UCL –

ABN MSA Research Fellow, Viorica Chelban, UCL,

 Neurosciences Research Foundation

Grant funds available on application contact:

Parkinsons UK

Parkinsons UK Grants. No timelines published

AMRC - Association of Medical Research Charities