Our 2017 grant round is now open

Action for A-T would like to invite medical research applications for research into ataxia telangiectasia. Applications are invited for high quality research projects that have the potential to lead to treatments and cures for the condition.

While UK based projects will be prioritised for funding, overseas applications are also actively encouraged. All applications will undergo scientific peer review. Researchers who would like to enquire about submitting a grant application should send a brief summary of the research proposed including the aim of the work, potential clinical application and how it fits the remit of the charity Please email us via If the proposed research is within Action for A-T’s remit, researchers will be invited to submit a full research grant application and provided with further information.

Guidance for Applicants:

Applications are welcome for project grants of up to 3 years in duration for a maximum award of £100,000 (to cover a research post, consumables, and essential equipment). Please note that Action for A-T will not consider funding applications concurrently submitted to other funding bodies, grants for further education, eg MSc/PhD and course fees, travel grants and any indirect costs.

The deadline for submission of full applications is Monday 3rd April 2017.

Please note, we will always confirm receipt of applications. If you have submitted an application but not heard from us within 48 hours, please get in touch to ensure we have received the application.

Grants will be awarded within 4 months.

Peer review – how your application will be judged:

All our applications are assessed by peer review. Firstly by independent external referees with expertise in the field of A-T and/or with expertise in the area of research proposed in the application, and then by Action for A-T’s Research Advisory Committee. Our Research Advisory Committee recommends the grants most likely to deliver and we pride ourselves that our research is of a high standard as judged by a robust peer review process.

Action for A-T is a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) and we have been awarded a best practice certificate for our peer review process. The AMRC is a membership organisation of the leading medical and health research charities in the UK.