One of the main objectives of the Lewy Body Society is to fund clinical research, to help understand the causes of Lewy body dementia, and further advance the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. We have funded projects since 2007 and work with some of the top universities in the UK.
To ensure that we fund the best quality research into Lewy body dementia we have a thorough peer review process which follows guidelines set out by the Association of Medical Research Charities.
Our Specialist Advisory Committee ensures that we make objective funding decisions that comply with our research strategy.
The members of the Specialist Advisory Committee are 15 UK-based experts who review all our applications for grant funding, along with input from expert reviewers from across the world. A list of Members of our Specialist Advisory Committee can be found here.
Our Research Strategy sets out our objectives for research, and the process for deciding grants. It can be found here.
Grant Application Process
We support the principle of using animals in research when it is necessary to advance understanding of health and disease and to develop new treatments. This research only takes place where there is no alternative available. All AMRC member charities support this principle, as outlined in this statement.