Notes for Stage 1 Applicants

Before Starting the Application

Please read this document carefully before completing the Stage 1 Application Form for a Research Grant from the Abbeyfield Research Foundation.

Form/Document Action from Applicants

  • The Research Foundation research objectives - Please read and ensure your project fits with our remit.
  • Grants Awards Summary - Decide which grant format will be most suitable for your project.
  • Terms and Conditions of Grant - All terms and conditions need to be checked.
  • Notes for Stage 1 Applicants Notes for applicants should be read thoroughly and will help ensure applications are successfully submitted.

Completing the Application Form

Once you have completed your form and emailed it to, you will receive an email stating your unique reference number. It is important that you note this in your records and ensure that all correspondence with the Foundation includes your reference number.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Signatures are not required at Stage 1.

The Abbeyfield Research Foundation St Peter’s House 2 Bricket Road St Albans AL1 3JW Tel: 01727 734067


  1. Prior to submitting a Stage 1 application, applicants should check that their proposed application falls within the remit of the Foundation. This is described in the charity’s research objectives.
  2. The Foundation has a two stage application process. The Stage 1 application form can be downloaded from the Foundation’s website.
  3. The deadline for receipt of Stage 1 initial applications is 5pm on the 10th of January. Applications received after this date may be rejected.
  4. Successful applicants at Stage 1 will be notified by the end of January and invited to complete a Stage 2 full application.
  5. We regret that, due to the volume of applications, no feedback will be given to unsuccessful applicants at Stage 1.
  6. Any changes to the timings detailed in this document will be notified on the website when Stage 2 application forms are posted.
  7. Stage 2 applications will be subject to external peer review.