Policies affecting grants

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

We have a 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 loved ones who support them. 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, 147KB) for top tips on preparing your application for funding.

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

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

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

You are recommended to familiarise yourself with research papers detailing the priorities of people with Parkinson's and areas of unmet needs, including those published by Parkinson's UK Port et al., 2021 and Deane et al., 2014).

These priority areas will help direct research efforts in improving everyday life with Parkinson’s.

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.

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.

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