Alzheimer’s Research UK have opened applications to the Inspire Fund, their new public engagement grant scheme, to support more people to engage the public with dementia and research into the condition.
The Inspire Fund has three funding tiers – up to £5,000, up to £15,000 and up to £30,000.
Projects must meet one or more of the aims of the Inspire Fund:
- Inform the public about dementia, including challenging misconceptions.
- Build awareness of dementia and ignite action for change.
- Engage and inspire the public with the progress being made in dementia research.
The deadline for applications is 31 May 2019.
Contact Alzheimer’s Research UK should you have any questions or want to discuss your project before applying.
You can also contact Adam Morris (Engagement Officer) if you would like advice on planning an activity or submitting your application.
The end of 2017 brought about the start of the second successful ERASMUS funded project for Dr Ben Hicks (psychology lecturer and member of ADRC) and Professor Wen Tang (Head of Creative Technology Department). Working alongside European partners from Slovenia (Alzheimer’s Slovenia), Greece (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Spain (Alzheimer’s Castellon and the University of Valencia) and Turkey (Alzheimer’s Turkey), the two year project aims to develop an e-platform that raises awareness and promotes the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to enhance the autonomy of people with dementia and their care partners.
The first meeting was held in Castellon, Spain, at the Universitat Jaume 1 on the 18-19th December 2017 and was attended by Ben and Natalia Adamczewska (ADRC). Over the course of two days, the proposed research plan and outcomes of the project were discussed in more detail and tasks were assigned to each of the European partners. This included establishing an Advisory Group of people with dementia, care partners and practitioners to inform the development of the project as well as conducting a review of best practice within this field.
Although it is only early days, there was a real buzz around the meeting, as the partners discussed the project and the potential beneficial impact it could have for people living with dementia across Europe. The second meeting for the project team is planned for April/May 2018.
If you would like further information on the research please contact Ben on firstname.lastname@example.org