Grants

Alcohol Research UK is dedicated to supporting new research in the alcohol field. Over the last 30 years, we have awarded £24 million in funding to over 900 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.

Research Innovation Grants

This programme provides up to £75,000 for projects that address emerging issues in alcohol research, employ novel theoretical or methodological approaches, or pilot new work in treatment or service delivery.

This is the second year of our Research Priority Treatment and Recovery Today and applicants to this scheme must show clearly how their proposal addresses this priority.  Before developing a submission, it is essential to read both our Research Strategy and the Guide for Applicants.

This year, funding for the scheme has been increased to reflect the potential costs of building public involvement into the design and delivery of the project. It is advised that applicants read our public involvement in alcohol research report, which will be published on our website by the end of November, before progressing and submitting their proposal.

Completed applications must be received by midnight on 16th January 2018.

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Small Grants

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

The deadline for receipt of applications this year was 13th September 2017.  Information on the next opportunity to apply for small project grants will be published in May 2018.

Network Development

Up to a maximum of £3,000 will be available for applicants organising conferences or events that support the establishment of research networks seeking to develop new themes in alcohol research.  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 (the scheme will remain open until the budget is spent), however, applications should be made at the planning stage of the event or network.  We would not expect to receive applications for support within two months of the date of the event or meeting.

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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.  If you have received a grant in the past, unfortunately you will not be able to apply for further support.

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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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 and applications must be made by the university.

The deadline for receipt of applications this year was 18th October 2017.  Information on the next opportunity to apply for a studentship will be published in May 2018.