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Team up to speed up: Race Against Dementia partners with Rosetrees to Launch £3.75M Programme

RACE AGAINST DEMENTIA

Hear what people affected by dementia have to say about Race Against Dementia
The stopwatch is ticking. The race is on

Sir Jackie Stewart OBE

In a new collaboration, Race Against Dementia and Rosetrees are fuelling pioneering medical research with a £3.75 million initiative to identify the UK’s most promising dementia research leaders who will build talented research teams. The elite Race Against Dementia Teams will identify causes, develop prevention strategies and determine treatments for dementia.

Dementia impacts memory, thinking and behaviour and includes Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, vascular dementia and Lewy body dementia. Over 55 million people worldwide have dementia. Every year, there are nearly 10 million new cases.

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“A mindset and work ethic we believe can be applied to a team of dementia researchers”

“Formula 1 teams are relentless in their drive to succeed – collaborating to achieve a common goal. It’s a mindset and work ethic we believe can be applied to a team of dementia researchers. I hope these new dementia research teams will speed up progress and get results.” ~ Sir Jackie Stewart OBE

The programme targets high-calibre researchers with outstanding ideas and transformative approaches. Awards of £750,000 – which can be used to recruit new staff, support current staff, purchase appropriate equipment and research costs – will commit five years of support. This provides a level of funding stability not normally seen in medical research.

Race Against Dementia will train each team in a Formula 1-style mindset for focus and advancement and expose them to industrial practices. Rosetrees, a private UK charity supporting cutting edge medical research for more than 30 years, will spearhead the selection process.

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“Rosetrees has championed brilliant new medical research ideas”

“Sir Jackie Stewart has very successfully championed Formula 1 racing, and Rosetrees has championed brilliant new medical research ideas. Both are familiar with ‘outside of the box’ approaches to create solutions to difficult problems and this will be a dynamic partnership in the quest for urgent life-changing advances.” ~ Richard Ross CBE, Chairman of Rosetrees

Formula 1® is using its global platform to help raise awareness for Race Against Dementia and our drive to accelerate breakthroughs in treatments and cures for dementia. Race Against Dementia currently supports early career researchers in the UK, Australia, the US, Europe and South Africa.

The online application window for initial expressions of interest is now closed for 2023. Successful applicants will be invited to submit full proposals between 30th October and 18th December 2023

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WHAT IS DEMENTIA?

Dementia impacts memory, thinking and behaviour and includes several types of cognitive decline, such as Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, vascular dementia and Lewy body dementia.

OUR RESEARCH

The Race Against Dementia Fellowship Programme funds and supports the world’s most promising scientific talent. We back promising research projects that will accelerate progress towards a cure and treatment.

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