How can we support your research?

Our support

The A-T Society is committed to increasing its support to research into A-T. This includes both direct financial support and that provided by other means, such as organising and supporting conferences and meetings, sharing information, providing administrative support and so on.

While there is a limit to the amount of funds we can provide ourselves we seek actively to work in partnership with other organisations to increase the number of projects we are able to support.

While the A-T Society has a particular responsibility to support and promote A-T research in the UK, our over-riding aim is to achieve the objectives set out in our Strategy for the benefit of all people with A-T. We are therefore happy to consider applications for support from anywhere, as long as they demonstrably take forward this strategy.


Financial support

The A-T Society is prepared to consider a range of different types of funding. These are:

Project funding: full or partial funding for particular research projects, usually for up to two years but potentially for up to 3 years, contingent on satisfactory progress being made.

Studentships or Fellowships: the A-T Society will consider funding or contributing to PhD studentships or research fellowships. As these require a significant ongoing commitment of funds, they will need to demonstrate that they are likely to make a significant contribution to one of our research priorities.

Equipment grants: to enable the purchase of otherwise unavailable equipment necessary for A-T-related research.

Research support grants: the A-T Society will consider making small grants to cover support or administrative costs, to enable research to be carried out, written up or disseminated where these are necessary and cannot be covered in any other way.

Travel grants: a limited number of travel grants may be given to enable the attendance at important international research events of professionals engaged in A-T research, where this would otherwise not be possible.

You can find here more information on applying for financial support.

Other support

There are a number of other ways that we may be able to support A-T research and researchers and we are seeking to expand our capacity to do this. This list sets out some, but it is not exclusive. If you have any suggestions or would like to discuss how we might be able to help, please contact us on 01582 760733 or by e-mailing

  • administrative support
  • help in identifying, linking or communicating with people with A-T in the UK and abroad
  • help in identifying, linking or communicating with professionals with an interest in A-T in the UK and abroad
  • access to the A-T clinical research network
  • support in organising meetings