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Research grants

Our wide range of research grants offers support to Parkinson's researchers at every stage of their careers.

Parkinson's UK is the largest member-led charitable funder of Parkinson's research in Europe. So far, we've invested more than £80million in groundbreaking research.

We are focused on finding new and better treatments for Parkinson's, and one day a cure. And we're investing in big ideas that will speed up the research process and deliver treatments to the people who need them faster

We're also keen to fund research that improves quality of life in the shorter term. Discover our list of key priorities for improving everyday life.

Types of grant

From project grants that aim to tackle major research challenges to funding for smaller scale studies, we have grants for researchers at every stage of their career.

Discover a grant that meets your needs, and find out about upcoming deadlines and how to apply.

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  • Information for applicants - View our policies and information to help applicants in applying for a research grant.

  • Information for grantholders - We're here to help our grantholders make their projects a success. Find out about the support on offer and access all the information you need to know.


Support for non Parkinson's UK-funded research

You don't need to have a grant from Parkinson's UK to benefit from our support and resources. Discover the range of support on offer for all Parkinson's researchers.

Other funding organisations

There are a number of other funding opportunities to help support you in your Parkinson's research. Find out about other funding organisations.

A complex network of neurons develops as stem cells (iPSCs) derived from the skin of a sporadic Parkinson’s patient are differentiated in vitro into dopaminergic neurons. By Hugo Fernandes, University of Oxford, runner-up in Picturing Parkinson's 2016

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