Race Against Dementia Ignition Fund

Closing Date: 01/01/2024

Seed funding to enable scientists specialising in dementia research to pursue unexpected high potential breakthroughs in their research.

Race Against Dementia (RAD) is a global charity founded by Sir Jackie Stewart to fund pioneering research into the prevention and cure of dementia.

RAD’s Ignition Fund provides seed funding for exceptional scientists specialising in dementia to support unexpected breakthroughs in their research. The awards are designed to enable scientists to rapidly exploit an opportunity and avoid promising ideas with high potential from being shelved.

The fund seeks to support innovative research that will facilitate a ‘stage shift’ towards dementia prevention, improved diagnosis, treatment and understanding of the fundamental science of the disease. Applicants do not need any preliminary data in order to apply, but smart and novel new ideas are particularly welcome.

Funding body Race Against Dementia (RAD)
Maximum value £100,000
Reference ID S25695
Category Medical Research
Fund or call Fund