Funding awarded to NIHR ARC North Thames to support next generation of dementia researchers

07 Jul 2022

NIHR ARC North Thames has been awarded funding from the National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR) as part of a national initiative to provide career development awards for early career researchers in dementia.

The 15 NIHR ARCs in England will share £7.5 million of funding to build strength in dementia-related applied health and care research. The funding, provided in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society, will support a cohort of post-doctoral health and care researchers toward independence, developing their skills to establish their own research projects, programmes and ultimately groups.

ARC North Thames will work with leading dementia researchers in our region to offer a range of innovative research opportunities that will act as a springboard to develop the careers of future leaders in dementia research. Driven by people with dementia, and their carers, our research opportunities will address the research and evidence gaps and priorities identified by experts in this field, including the James Lind Alliance, Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group, Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK.

ARC North Thames Director, Prof Rosalind Raine said: “ARC North Thames already undertakes world-leading dementia research. So it’s particularly exciting to be able to offer this opportunity to the most talented emerging researchers to build their expertise in dementia inequalities research.”

Full details of the dementia research posts we will offer will be available shortly.

 

Read the press release from NIHR here 

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