Grants

Alcohol Research UK is dedicated to supporting new research in the alcohol field. Over the years we have awarded over £12 million in funding to 500 projects, many of which have made a significant contribution to the evidence base in this area.

Grants programme – April 2017 to March 2018

Applicants should read both our Research Strategy and the appropriate Guidance for Applicants documents before developing their proposals.  Applicants should also ensure they apply to the scheme that is most appropriate to the scale and design of their project.

Small Grants

Grants of up to £8,000 are available for small projects lasting up to 12 months.

Deadline for receipt of applications – 13th September 2017.

For full information and details of how to apply, please read our Guidance for Small Grant Applications.

Network Development

Up to a maximum of £3,000 will be available for applicants organising a conference or other network events.  No institution will be awarded more than £3,000 for network development in any financial year.

The network or conference must be relevant to, or will further the aims of, Alcohol Research UK’s programme of work (please note that Alcohol Research UK does not fund biomedical research).  There is no deadline for Network Development awards and the scheme will remain open until the budget is spent.

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Conference Attendance

Up to £300 is available to enable Early Career Researchers* to be able to deliver a paper at a conference which is relevant to, or furthers the aims of, Alcohol Research UK’s programme of work.

The paper being delivered must be relevant to, or will further the aims of, Alcohol Research UK’s programme of work (please note, Alcohol Research UK does not fund biomedical research).  The paper must be accepted before an application for assistance can be made.  It is not possible to offer a bursary for poster presentations.

No more than one grant per individual will be awarded in any financial year.  There is no deadline for these awards and the scheme will remain open until the budget is spent.

* Someone who has no more than three years employment [0.2 FTE or above] in an academic institution since completion of their PhD.  Applicants with six months or less until submission of their PhD completion will also be eligible.  Where an applicant has taken a career break for parental or carer’s leave, this period may be subtracted from the three years.

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Research Innovation Grants

This year’s scheme will be open for applications from 8th November 2017 and the deadline will be 16th January 2018.

We are continuing with our Research Priority of ‘Treatment and Recovery Today’ and full information on the call will be available in November.

Postgraduate Research Studentships

We will match fund (£10,000 per year for three years) up to three studentships a year to enable students to undertake research in the alcohol field leading to a PhD.

We will be accepting applications for studentships to start from the academic year 2018/19, from 11th September and the deadline will be 18th October 2017.  Full information will be available in September.