Call for Proposals: Dementia initiative

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) jointly with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) invite applications for their dementia initiative.

The initiative will fund large grants which will be national or international focal points for social science research in Dementia which make a significant contribution to scientific, economic and social impact. The call will address the following areas, see Research Agenda (PDF, 71Kb) for full details:

  • Prevention, including public awareness and early presentation
  • Public health of behaviour change, including the role of social interventions in slowing cognitive decline
  • Delivery of interventions in hospitals care homes and carers, including the interface between professionals, lay people and patients

Up to £13 million funding is available under this initiative, with proposed projects expected to be between £2m and £5m at 100 per cent FEC over a period of three to five years.  Awards of slightly less, down to £1.5 million, may also be considered.

For more information on the initiative and the call specification please visit the ESRC call page.