Research grant funding

Our research grants offer 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 over £120 million in groundbreaking research.

Towards a cure and improving life

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. 

This can include research into Parkinson's Plus - conditions that share some aspects of Parkinson's, such as multiple system atrophy (MSA) and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP).

We're also keen to fund research that improves quality of life in the shorter term, particularly in our research priority areas. Find out more about our research priority areas.

Grants and deadlines

From project grants that aim to tackle major research challenges to non drug approaches and drug focussed grant schemes, discover a grant that meets your needs.

Our grants are available to UK based principal applicants. Find out about upcoming deadlines, eligibility and how to apply.

Information about our grants

  • Information for applicants - we have a range of resources developed to support researchers applying for grants. Read advice on how to put together a strong application, view our policies and find out about our review process.
  • 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.

Other funders

If you can't find the right Parkinson's UK grant, there are a number of other UK and international funding organisations that support Parkinson's research.