Project grants

Our project grants tackle major Parkinson's research challenges with groundbreaking studies that get right to the heart of complex problems.


The next deadline for project grant applications is 4pm on Wednesday 23 May 2018.


The duration of a grant is up to a maximum of 3 years. There is no upper limit on the award value - however, grants usually fall between £100,000 and £400,000.


Grants are tenable only at a UK university, NHS Trust, statutory social care organisation or other research institution.

Principal applicants should hold employment contracts that extend beyond the period of the grant.

Co-applicants and collaborators may be based at institutions outside the UK or at pharmaceutical or biotech companies. 

Please note that funding for cohort studies is only available through a cohort study grant.

In 2017, we received 24 applications and awarded 5 grants.

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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