BRACE Research Policy

  1. BRACE’s supports research into:
    • Understanding the brain to identify underlying causes of different dementias.
    • Developing accurate and effective means of diagnosing dementias as early as possible.
    • Finding new treatment and their effectiveness, and ultimately a cure.
  2. We do not seek to set the direction of research. Applicants for grants are expected to make a case for their chosen direction and this will be assessed through the peer review process.
  3. Although the research we fund may have an impact globally, we restrict grants to institutions within the South West of England and South Wales. Concentrating our limited resources has enabled us to build a strong research network in the region and connect with supporters more directly with researchers they help to fund. 
  4. BRACE generally funds pilot projects and PhD studentships. We also provide core funding to South West Brain Bank and a Dementia a nurse. 
  5. BRACE will fund pre-clinical & clinical research and proof-of-concept projects. 
  6. BRACE does not fund career scientists or salaries except where they are necessary and, therefore, short-term cost within the budget of research as described in paragraph 3 above. 
  7. BRACE is a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities. As such, it supports the endeavours of the AMRC to achieve and maintain ethical and transparent practices in medical research, including its statement on animal testing. 

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