We believe in the power of research evidence to prevent strokes, save lives and enable stroke survivors to make the best recovery possible.

As part of our five-year research strategy we made a commitment to working with others to achieve a clear vision about the future priorities for stroke research. We wanted to ensure that these priorities reflect expert opinion from practitioners and researchers as well as the views of stroke survivors and their families. Following a period of consultation with all of these groups we have now set our own priorities to address critical gaps in research evidence, including those that have proven hard to undertake in the past.

In 2015, we launched Priority Programmes in two areas, haemorrhagic stroke, and the psychological consequences of stroke.


Up to £450,000 over three to five years.

Haemorrhagic stroke

A lay summary of the award granted under this Priority Programme in 2015 can be found below:

The deadline for  expression of interests to our 2017 Haemorrhagic Stroke Priority Awards Programme is closed.

Further information about our 2017 Priority Programme Award in Haemorrhagic Stroke call

Psychological Consequences of stroke

Vascular Dementia

On 9 May 2016, and in collaboration with Alzheimer's Society and the British Heart Foundation, we  launched our call for proposals into our Vascular Dementia Priority Programme

The deadline for outline applications to the call is now closed.

Follow the links below to find out how the Priority Programme was shaped: