Following the success of our two previous award rounds in 2020 and 2022, we are once again offering the opportunity for research institutions to apply for funding to support cohorts of PhD students focused on themes consistent with our strategic priorities:
- Improving our understanding of the underlying mechanisms of ageing and age-related disease;
- Targeting the social determinants of healthy life expectancy;
- Improving the quality of life for older people, in particular;
- in developing and delivering suitable living environments;
- addressing issues of age-related vision, hearing and oral health;
- Preventing, delaying or reducing future health and social care requirements, in particular, improving the ability to maintain functional independence for older adults.
We want to see applicants set out how they align with and support our core principles for funding research. This includes showing how they will support early career researchers’ personal career development, demonstrating their approach to equity, diversity and inclusion, both institutionally and in their planned research projects, as well as setting out their approach towards involving and engaging older people in their research.
We have allocated a total budget of £1M to this scheme, although more funding may be made available if we receive applications of suitably high quality. Applicants and their host institutions will be able to request up to £200k, and host institutions must be able to back this with a commitment to providing a contribution financially1 and/or with other resources.
The call is now open and the deadline for submission of applications is 5pm on 21st July 2023. For further details and to apply, please visit our “Apply for funding” page.
1 This may be from internal university funds and/or funding from industry, other trusts, foundations and/or charities etc. The source of any additional funds/resources must be detailed within your application.