Our funding schemes

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.

Research can prevent strokes and saves 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 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.

Postgraduate fellowships
Funding: maximum £105,000 over 3 years
Call open: July 2017
Deadline: November 2017
Interviews: February 2018

These fellowships allow graduates from the nursing or allied health professions to study for a PhD, giving them the required skills to ultimately undertake an independent career in stroke research. Candidates conducting applied stroke research will also be considered.

Postdoctoral fellowships
Funding: maximum £175,000 over 3 years
Call open: July 2017
Deadline for applications: November 2017
Interviews: February 2018

These fellowships are awarded to postdoctoral candidates from the nursing or allied health professions, although candidates in applied stroke research will also be considered. They are intended to enable recipients to embark on an independent career in academic stroke research, and help to create future stroke research leaders.

Lectureships
Funding: maximum award amount varies between our different lectureship schemes, over 4 or 5 years.
Call open: June 2017
Deadline: October 2017
Interviews: March 2018

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.

Project grants
Funding: maximum £210,000 over 3 to 5 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.

Priority Programme Awards
Funding: maximum award amount varies year to year, award is over 3 to 5 years.
Next call open: Spring 2018
Deadline: June 2018

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Patient and Public Involvement (PPI)

We expect that all applicants will have involved people affected by stroke in the planning and development stages of their funding application, and will continue to do so should their application be successful. This involvement should be meaningful, and people affected by stroke should have a real opportunity to contribute to your research.

Find out more about how we can help you to involve people affected by stroke in your work.

Research funding flyer

Download our flyer that outlines all our current awards and deadlines.

Contact us

You can also join our mailing list to learn about new dates for all funding opportunities by emailing research@stroke.org.uk

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