Research can prevent strokes and save lives. We understand just how important researchers are in pushing the boundaries and producing ground-breaking results for the world of stroke. We would like you to become part of our stroke research community.

Our wide range of research awards offer a variety of opportunities for stroke researchers to gain funding. We support you at different levels of your career, whether you are just beginning your research journey as a PhD student or are established supporting your own research team.

Our current research portfolio totals over £12 million, and our priorities for funding include research into the prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and long-term care of stroke survivors.

Lectureships

Funding: maximum award amount varies between our different lectureship schemes, over 4 or 5 years.
Call open: June 2018
Deadline: October 2018
Interviews: March 2019

These positions play a critical role in building a vibrant community of clinical and non-clinical stroke researchers across the UK and creating the next generation of stroke research leaders. For this programme, we have eight different awards available.

 

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Postgraduate Fellowships

Funding: maximum £105,000 over 3 years
Call open: July 2018
Deadline: November 2018
Interviews: February 2019

Our Postgraduate Fellowships enable outstanding graduates to obtain a postgraduate research qualification (MPhil or PhD), giving them the required skills to ultimately undertake an independent career in stroke research.

The Stroke Association supports Fellows who plan to conduct stroke research into clinical and applied health, including social care research. This includes research that is conducted to answer specific questions relating to day-to-day practice in health services or community settings, and which has the potential to have an impact on the health or well-being of people affected by stroke. A clear trajectory to patient benefit is essential.

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Postdoctoral Fellowships

Funding: maximum £175,000 over 3 years
Call open: July 2018
Deadline for applications: November 2018
Interviews: February 2019

Our Postdoctoral Fellowships are intended to provide outstanding postdoctoral candidates the necessary skills and training for the development of an independent career in academic stroke research.

The Stroke Association supports Fellows who plan to conduct stroke research into clinical and applied health, including social care research. This includes research that is conducted to answer specific questions relating to day-to-day practice in health services or community settings, and which has the potential to have an impact on the health or well-being of people affected by stroke. A clear trajectory to patient benefit is essential.

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Project Grants

Funding: maximum £210,000 up to 3 years.
Call open: November 2017
Deadline: February 2018
Awards made: July 2018

These grants encompass the whole spectrum of stroke research from prevention and risk factors, through to treatment and rehabilitation, both in an acute setting and longer-term in the community.

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Priority Programme Awards

Funding: maximum award amount varies year to year, award is over 3 to 5 years.
Next call open: March 2018
Deadline: June 2018
Awards made: November 2018

These awards are aimed at addressing critical gaps in stroke research evidence. The 2018 round of the Priority Programme Awards is on the psychological consequences of stroke.

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Joint Stroke Association/British Heart Foundation Clinical Study in Stroke

Funding: maximum £1.5 million up to 5 years.
Call open: November 2017
Deadline: January 2018

This grant is awarded for a clinical study that must be directly related to stroke illness and have a vascular focus.

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Stroke Association/MRC Joint Clinical Training Fellowships

Funding: up to 3 years. Further details and instructions for applicants are available from the MRC website.

These fellowships allow clinically trained individuals to undertake training in stroke research.

The remit for these clinical training fellowships differs to our wholly-funded Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Fellowship schemes. Applications are accepted which propose research across the whole stroke pathway, including basic and pre-clinical applications.

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Stroke Association/Association of British Neurologists Joint Clinical Research Training Fellowships

Funding: up to 3 years. Further details available at the ABN website.
Call open: October 2017
Deadline: 19 November 2017
Interviews: 14 March 2018

These fellowships are open to all physicians interested in stroke, for the fellowship to address an aspect of the causes, prevention and/or treatment of stroke, resulting in a PhD.

The remit for these clinical training fellowships differs to our wholly-funded Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Fellowship schemes. Applications are accepted which propose research across the whole stroke pathway, including basic and pre-clinical applications.

Eligibility

  • Awards are available only at Universities, NHS Trusts, Statutory Social Care Organisations or other Research Institutions within the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Our policy on research involving animals.

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