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MRC support for neurodegeneration research

The MRC is aware of the need to support research into dementia, alongside the broader area of neurodegeneration and mental health. Over the past five years, 149 awards associated to neurodegeneration have been made with a combined commitment of £162 million (see Figure 6). 

Figure 6 – Neurodegeneration awards, commitment and expenditure made in the past five years


Figure 6 – Neurodegeneration awards, commitment and expenditure made in the past five years

The combined expenditure from these and previous awards still active over this period was £223 million, with expenditure per annum ranging from £40m to £45m. However in 2015/16 there was a significant increase in funding; capital support for UK Dementia Platform’s Integrated DEmentiA research environment (IDEA) programme with a combined commitment of £36.9m.