Grant Round 2019

The Lewy Body Society is the only charity dedicated solely to Lewy body dementia in the UK.  Through our Grants Programme we support research that advances our understanding of the disease – its causes, progression and impact – and therefore helps to improve its diagnosis and treatment. As all our funding is raised from donations, legacies and income earned by the charity, we are proud to have a rigorous application and review process supported by an independent committee. We aim to fund the highest quality research so that we can make a real difference to the lives of people living with Lewy body dementia, their carers and families.

Current opportunities

2019 Grant round for research

We are pleased to announce that the call for applications to our 2019 grant round is now open.

We welcome applications for projects that will increase our understanding of Lewy body dementia, as well as improving care for people living with this condition.

 Grant round details

  • Opening date: Monday 4th March 2019
  • Deadline for applications: 12 noon, Friday 31st May 2019
  • Decisions and Start Dates: Most funding decisions will likely be communicated in October 2019 with an earliest start date of January 2020

 What do we fund?

The Lewy Body Society will consider any application that is relevant to Lewy body dementia.

In this funding round, the society has up to £500,000 to allocate and will aim to fund 2 – 5 projects.

Grants will be awarded up to a maximum of 3 years.

We will fund:

  • PhD studentships
  • Junior Fellowships
  • Innovative awards
  • Project grants

For further information on what we fund, please visit

How do I apply?

This is a single stage application process.

Before starting an application please visit our website for further information and guidance on applying.

Application forms and funding briefs are available via:


Grants are tenable only at a UK host institution.

Principal applicants should hold employment contracts that extend beyond the period of the grant.

If you would like more information, please email: