Applying for financial support


The Society is a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities  (AMRC) and conforms to their guidance on the assessment and funding of reserach projects. All Project funding grants and Studentships or Fellowships will be subject to Peer Review as will Equipment grants of over £5,000.

All applications will be required to demonstrate how they take forward the A-T Society's research strategy.

It is also a condition of all grants that the grant-holder subsequently provides a report in lay-language, setting out the impact that the grant has had.

At the moment, we recommend that anyone considering submitting a grant application contacts us for an initial discussion. Please e-mail or call +44 1582 760733. However it may help you to fill our our preliminary application form.

To make a formal application, you will  need to complete our Research grant form. If you wish to apply for a grant to fund equipment, please complete our Equipment grant form. You can also download a copy of our standard terms and conditions here

Once the application has been received, it will be sent out for peer review to experts with a knowledge of the particular area of research. The completed peer review forms will be assessed by the Society's Scientific Advisory Board which will consider the scientific strength of the application and how well it takes forward the Society's research strategy. The Board will make a recommendation to the Board of Trustees on whether the the project should be supported and the Board will make the final decision. 

We currently do not have specific timetables or 'grants rounds' for applications. While we make every effort to make decisions as quickly as we can, we have limited funds and are committed to ensuring that we use them in the most effective way to take forward our research strategy. We also give great importance to working in partnership, and where it will not unduly hold a project up, we will look to involve other organisations in joint funding.