Our innovation grants explore bold new ideas that could
lead to exciting breakthroughs in the causes, treatment and cure of
We want to fund high-risk, high-reward research that tests new
and original ideas, tackling major scientific or technical hurdles
in the field of Parkinson's.
These are the upcoming deadlines for innovation grant
applications in 2013:
- INN-13B: Monday 25 March 2013
- INN-13C: Monday 20 May 2013
- INN-13D: Monday 3 June 2013 (To be funded by The
Lewy Body Society. UK applicants
Please note that all innovation grant calls in 2013 are
open to international applicants except for INN-13D. This
particular call is to be supported by the Lewy Body Society - see
The Lewy Body Society
We are pleased to confirm that the Lewy Body Society has agreed to
fund our INN-13D innovation grant round. The Lewy
Body Society is a registered charity whose purpose is to fund
research into dementia with Lewy bodies.
The deadline is Monday 3 June 2013 and is open
to UK applicants only. Applicants can apply for up
to £30,000 for a maximum of 12 months.
The grant is directed either towards translational research
addressing questions of cause or applied research directed towards
improving management and treatment. Applications that do not fall
within this remit will not be considered.
Our understanding of the biological determinants underpinning
the Lewy body dementias remains limited, as does our knowledge of
the best way of managing the challenging problems which they
present to patients and families.
Dementia now affects over 750,000 people in the UK. And as the
population ages this is set to reach 1 million by 2021.
To apply for this grant round, please visit the Lewy Body
Society round (INN-13D) on the Parkinson's UK online
Purpose and duration
Innovation grants are offered for up to £30,000
for a maximum of 12 months.
Innovative research might include:
- examining the delivery of healthcare services to people with
- exploring bold new ideas that could lay the foundations for
bigger studies in the future
- developing practical improvements for the lives of people with
Parkinson's and their carers
Research proposals must have a solid rationale. But they do not
require a significant level of preliminary data.
Innovation grants promise potentially remarkable outcomes that could revolutionise Parkinson's research.
Dr Kieran Breen, Director of Research and Innovation
We encourage applications from basic scientists, clinicians and
This includes physiotherapists, speech and language therapists,
alternative therapists, nurses and practitioners.
Applications should not be the next logical step of previous
work. If successful, proposals should generate breakthrough
discoveries and open exciting avenues of investigation.
Innovation grant applications must be sufficiently innovative to
be considered. Please note, if your application does not meet
the specific criteria you will be notified and it will not be sent
out for review.
Please read the following before completing an application:
Terms and conditions
Once a grant has been awarded and accepted, the grantholder
and host institution are bound by our Research grant terms
and conditions (PDF, 72KB)
How to apply
Applications for all research grants must be made via our
Rounds open 2 months before each deadline.
For more information about application processes and deadlines,