Funding opportunities for Network members
We offer a range of funding opportunities for network members for small pilot projects, travel (including for online conference registration fees), networking activities and outreach projects.
These grants are awarded annually to ARUK Thames Valley Network members for small pump priming awards for biomedical dementia research projects. A list of previous awards and their projects is shown here.
Funding for Travel & attending Conferences
Travel grants, including online conferences are available for up to £300 for network members to attend relevant conferences. To apply, please complete the application form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org
Funding for Network Activities
This can be for networking within or between Network Centres. Applications are open throughout the year. To apply, please complete the application form and return to email@example.com
Funding for Outreach Events
The Network can also provide funds to support outreach and public engagement events. Applications are open throughout the year. To apply, please complete the application form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Funding for Network Members
Network members are also eligible for exclusive Alzheimer’s Research UK grants. Go to the national ARUK website to view the different grant schemes through which you can apply for funding.
Current and Past Researchers’ Events
We hold annual research days which normally takes place in Oxford. The Early Careers Researchers (ECRs) also host events throughout the year.
Early Career Researchers (ECRs) online teaching workshop May 2020
The Alzheimer's Research UK Thames Valley Network Early Careers Researchers (ECRs) hosted an online teaching workshop on 5 May 2020.It was organised by Dr Nora Bengoa-Vergniory and Dr Franziska Guenther and featured a range of talks on how to get into teaching including how to navigate teaching at Oxford and the tutorial system, how to prepare for your first lecture and be recruited as a lecturer. There were opportunities for attendees to put questions to the presenters at the end of their talk. The online presentations were recorded for network members.
Presenter 1 (from 30 seconds)
Deputy Head of Department, University of Oxford.
Presenter 2 (from 29:49)
Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Oxford.
Presenter 3 (from 58:58)
Postdoctoral Career Development Fellow, University of Oxford.
Presenter 4 (from 01:17.39)
Departmental Lecturer, University of Oxford.
Dementia Research Days
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Dementia Research Day was unfortunately cancelled. We do not have any plans to hold any face to face events in 2021.
Past Dementia Research Days
We have made the talks given at past Dementia Research Days available to view on our Vimeo account. Restricted access for network members only. Please contact the Network Administrator to gain access. Filming by Video4Ltd.
- Using cell and animal models to uncover molecular mechanisms underlying dementia, Diane Hanger (Professor of Neuroscience, King’s College London)
Molecules and cells
- Protein network interactions in FTD, Dr Claudia Manzoni (Reading School of Pharmacy)
- Using human stem cells to discover neuroprotective pathways, Noel Buckley (Department of Psychiatry, Oxford)
- EMIF-AD MBD study to identify and replicate proteomic biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease, Liu Shi (Department of Psychiatry, Oxford)
- New approaches to Alzheimer’s Disease drug discovery, Dr Fiona Menzies (Eli Lilly)
- The relationship between mobility and the ageing brain, Naiara Demnitz (Department of Psychiatry, Oxford)
- The status of preventing Alzheimer’s Dementia, Vanessa Raymont (Department of Psychiatry, Oxford)
- How do people with dementia and their family carers manage medication-taking? Dr Rosemary Lim (Reading School of Pharmacy)
- Accelerated long-term forgetting in presymptomatic Alzheimer's Disease, Dr Chris Butler (Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Oxford)
- Individual differences in brain mechanisms supporting superior cognitive ageing, Clare O'Donoghue (Department of Psychiatry, Oxford)
- Cognitive and neurological effects of bilingualism in healthy ageing and dementia, Toms Voits (Reading School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences)
- Dissociable effects of apolipoprotein-E (APOE) gene on short and long-term memories, Nahid Zokaei (Department of Experimental Psychology, Oxford)