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International Funding Bodies Directory

Within this section you will find research funding organisations that have contributed to the funding of cognitive research studies using human subjects included in the ISRCTN Registry and/or using CANTAB tests published since 2015. 

Details of additional funding organisations are listed on the Society for Neuroscience website.

Choose your region from the left hand menu to find a funding body, or scroll down for UK and US research support organisations.

If you know of further organisations you think should be included please let us know


Research support organisations



NIHR Research Design Service (RDS)

The Research Design Service (RDS) provides free design and methodological support to health researchers in England who are developing research funding applications. RDS supports research teams to develop and submit high quality applied health and social care grant applications to NIHR and other open, national, peer-reviewed funding programmes. 

For regional contacts visit: http://www.rds.nihr.ac.uk/support-options/regional-centres/


DenDRoN - NIHR Clinical Research Network: Dementias and neurodegeneration

Ensures that studies into dementia and neurodegeneration (including Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, Motor Neurone Disease and Huntington’s disease) that are included in the NIHR national portfolio of research receive the right support to make sure they are delivered successfully in the NHS.


United States

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Tutorial service for grant writing

Online overview of their process


Center for Disease Control

Support for writing grants