Funding Opportunities

Below is a list of possible funding opportunities for care home related research. If you would like to add to this list, please email

Organisation Scheme Notes
Dementia Researcher Website N/A

You can find all dementia research funding oppertunities on the Dementia Researcher website.

HNN2.0 - Office for EU and International Research Projects Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available and running from 2014 to 2020. It stems from the combination of Europe2020 and Innovation Union, aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness by driving economic growth and creating jobs.

Through investment support on research and innovation, Horizon 2020 is helping to achieve this with its emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges. The goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation.


Alzheimer's Society Dissemination grants

Dissemination grants support researchers to communicate their findings to a defined audience with the specific purpose of moving dementia research into practice. These grants are for researchers to:

  • apply research methods and approaches to generate insights that enable more effective implementation of dementia research
  • facilitate decision making on best available evidence
  • enable take up of research interventions where they are of strategic importance, helping them to develop further and implement findings on a practical level. 
Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) Open Call

If you have an excellent idea for a research project, the best way to seek funding for it is through our Research Grants open call. Awards ranging from £350,000 to £1 million (100 per cent full Economic Cost (fEC)) can be made to eligible institutions to enable individuals or research teams to undertake anything from a standard research project through to a large-scale survey and other infrastructure or methodological development.

There is considerable flexibility when it comes to subject area, too. As long as you always make sure that your suggested topic falls within ESRC's remit, you are free to concentrate on any research area.

University of Reading Modelling Personal Environments for Dementia Support

The aim of this project is to investigate and model how the Internet of Things (IoT), defined as a network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with their internal states or the external environment [1], can be used to support people with early to mid stages of dementia to live independently and enjoy an active lifestyle for as long as possible after diagnosis.

University of Birmingham PhD - Planning for the Future: Legal Decision-Making and Dementia

Applications and enquiries are invited from candidates who wish to develop a doctoral research project exploring the ways that people with a diagnosis of dementia approach putting their affairs in order following diagnosis, and how they make decisions about the future. I am especially interested in supervising projects using feminist and critical theoretical frameworks and empirical, socio-legal methodological approaches. Proposals relating to legal contexts anywhere in the world are welcome, as are comparative approaches to mental capacity law.