Innovation Grants for Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s UK has three funding calls over the year open to their innovation fund. They are interested in the healthcare services provided to people with Parkinson’s, this sounds like a good fit to some of the work areas within the Faculty of Health. As far as I am aware this is not a fund the University has gone for before, so it may be an interesting one to explore.

Funding Body: Parkinsons UK

Scheme: Innovation Grants

Overview: These support high-risk, high-reward research with focus on the causes, treatment and cure of Parkinson’s.

Innovative research might include:

•examining the delivery of healthcare services to people with Parkinson’s;

•exploring bold new ideas that could lay the foundations for bigger studies in the future;

•developing practical improvements for the lives of people with Parkinson’s and their carers.

Research proposals must have a solid rationale, but do not require a significant level of preliminary data.

Applications are encouraged from basic scientists, clinicians and healthcare professionals, including physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, alternative therapists, nurses and practitioners. Grants are tenable at universities, research institutions or hospital trusts.

Budget: Grants are worth up to £35,000 for a maximum of 12 months.

Deadlines: 26 March 2014, 14 May 2014 and 10 September 2014

Further Information:


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I am the Development Officer (Research & Funding) in Research, Business and Employability Services. The Research team provides information to University staff on external funding, partners, and innovation activities. The team works with researchers and academic staff to help diversify income for Staffordshire University. Our Research and Funding Blog contains information on funding opportunities and the activities of the team. See my staff profile here