Research grant funding

Our wide range of research grants offers 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 more than £85million in groundbreaking research.


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. 

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

    Types of grant

    From project grants that aim to tackle major research challenges to funding for smaller scale studies, 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.

    Types of grant
    Scans of a brain


    • Information for applicants - Discover how your application is assessed, view our policies and read information developed to help you apply for a research grant.

    • 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. 

    Discover a list of other research funders.

    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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