The ‘Pilot Studies Programme’ is designed to encourage UK DRI post docs to consider new avenues of research aimed at understanding or treating neurodegenerative diseases. Awards of up to £44,000 (direct costs) will be provided for up to one year. Up to ten awards will be made for this cycle. (This request for proposals will be repeated every four months.)
Applications will be judged on the basis of scientific merit, novelty and the potential for the project output to be used to obtain subsequent major external funding.
Availability of appropriate facilities and the technical ability to carry out the project in a relatively short time frame are fundamental. Clinical, translational and basic research projects will be considered.
The programme is restricted to UK DRI post-doctoral investigators.