Information for applicants

Policies and information to help you apply for a Parkinson's UK research grant.

We have a wide range of research grants to support Parkinson's researchers at every stage of their career. On this page you will find information to support your application and details of the other resources we provide.

If you already have an active grant, you can view our information for grantholders page.

Advice for applying for a grant

All applications are reviewed by people with Parkinson's and their carers. So for the best chance of success, we recommend you involve the perspectives of people affected by Parkinson's when developing your application.

Read our guide to writing a research grant application (pdf, 250KB) for top tips on preparing your application for funding.

You could also read 10 tips for health research funding success from the Research Design Service.

Use of animals in research

All research supported by Parkinson's UK must comply with the NC3Rs requirements to replace, reduce and refine the use of animals in research.

We have signed up to the Declaration on Openness on Animal Research.

Please also see our policy on the use of animals in research.

Other support and resources

Research priorities for improving life

Finding a cure will take time – so we also champion research to improve quality of life for people with Parkinson's and their families. 

We worked with the James Lind Alliance and researchers at UK universities to carry out a Priority Setting Partnership. These priority areas will help direct research efforts in improving everyday life with Parkinson’s.

THE TOP 10 PRIORITIES

1. Balance and falls

2. Stress and anxiety

3. Uncontrollable movements

4. Personalised treatments

5. Dementia

6. Mild thinking and memory problems

7. Monitoring symptoms

8. Sleep

9. Dexterity

10. Urinary problems

The findings and a full list of 26 priorities were published open access in the British Medical Journal

Patient and public involvement (PPI)

Whether you're applying for funding or conducting your research, there are many ways we can support you to involve people affected by Parkinson's in a meaningful and timely way. Find out how PPI can benefit your research.

Recruit participants to your study

As the UK's largest Parkinson's charity, we can help you recruit participants by sharing your research with our supporters. Learn more about the support we offer.

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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