Welcome to the Abbeyfield Research Foundation - research for older people

Research is one of the fundamental pillars that supports and maintains best practice in all forms of social and health care. It provides evidence to inform decisions, directs policy development and upholds the sector's credibility.

Promoting and funding research is one of the many ways that we can contribute towards ensuring that individuals over the age of 55 are given every opportunity to enhance their quality of life. We believe that funding this research is critical and as such, The Abbeyfield Research Foundation was created, to focus specifically on this issue.

We see the potential that funding research has in the development of high quality services for older people. We aim to support individuals at varying levels in their career, from PhD students at the beginning of their research journey to established senior academics looking to support their own research teams.

The 2016/2017 research grants application process is now closed. The new round will open on the 16th of October 2017.

The Abbeyfield Research Foundation awards grants to eligible individuals and organisations through a two stage, peer reviewed process. Here you can find all the information you need about our research priorities, types of grants and how to apply.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the research department at research@abbeyfield.com