Types of grant

Explore the types of grant and awards we offer and find a range of open funding calls. 

In addition to our types of grants information, please read our information for applicants to discover:

  • how research grant applications are reviewed
  • our research grant process from application to completion
  • our policies for research grants, including terms and conditions, cost guidance and data management

Or if you already have a Parkinson's UK grant, visit our information for grantholders.

 

Project grants

  • Our project grants tackle major Parkinson's research challenges with groundbreaking studies that get right to the heart of complex problems. This includes funding for research into the causes of Parkinson's, drug discovery, early clinical investigations looking at biomarkers, pilot clinical trials, cohort studies and PhD studentships.

Non-drug approaches grants

  • Our non-drug approaches grants fund research focusing on what matters most and improving quality of life for people affected by Parkinson’s in the shorter term. Alongside medication, other approaches - such as living aids, exercise and therapies - can play a vital part in helping people to manage daily life and take control of Parkinson's

Parkinson's Virtual Biotech programme

  • Drug discovery projects with solid target validation and identified early-stage chemical leads / hit-finding campaign, or early clinical stage drug trials may be considered for funding through the Parkinson's Virtual Biotech Programme. Before making an application in this area, please visit the Parkinson's Virtual Biotech website and contact the team at [email protected]