Stroke is the biggest cause of complex disability worldwide, with an estimated 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK today. Living with the long term impact of the condition can be devastating, yet this new report suggests that research funding dedicated to stroke remains disproportionately small compared to other diseases.
Recently, the British Heart Foundation launched a campaign calling for more funding into stroke research, and outlined their commitment as a leading funder of stroke research.
We are continuing our long-running partnership with British Heart Foundation, with our joint funding now being administered by the BHF Clinical Study Grants scheme.
Our UK Lectureship awards are available to researchers across Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England. Our Joint Stroke Association & Health and Care Research Wales Lectureship Award is available to researchers in Wales only.
Announcing the first of our new Priority Programme Awards
The Stroke Association is a proud member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC). Launched today, a new report concludes the AMRC Peer Review Audit 2015.
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.
Last week, our lecturers attended two training days at our head office, at Stroke Association House, London. These form part of a schedule of activity designed to ensure they have the skills, and support needed to succeed in becoming the next generation of research leaders.
Depression affects about one third of stroke survivors, and the Stroke Association is a partner in the Depression: Asking the Right Questions project. Launched yesterday, the results of the project are now available in a report, setting out the top 10 priorities for depression research.
Our joint Stroke Association/ MRC Clinical Training Fellowship.