Notes for Stage 2 Applicants

The deadline for submission of Stage 2 applications is 5pm on the 10th of April 2020.

Click here to apply via the online application form

Before Starting the Application

Please read this page carefully before completing the Stage 2 Application Form for a Research Grant from The Abbeyfield Research Foundation.

While we operate an electronic submission system, it is still recommended that all Stage 2 applicants use the list below to ensure that all information relevant to their application has been read and/or submitted as appropriate. This will give all individuals the best chance of success at this stage

Form/Document Action from Applicants

The Foundation’s research objectives - Re-read and ensure project fits with remit.

Grants Awards Summary - Read and remain aware of which type of grant you are applying for.

Terms and Conditions of Grant - All terms and conditions need to be checked at both stages.

Notes for Stage 2 Applicants - Notes for applicants should be read thoroughly and will help ensure applications are successfully submitted.

Completing the Online Application Form

Once you have completed and sent your form, you will be given a unique reference number. It is important that you note this in your records and ensure that all correspondence with the Foundation includes your Stage 2 reference number.

When filling in our online application form, please take care to ensure that the information provided fits into the allocated box, and that you adhere to word limits where appropriate. This is to ensure that pages of the form do not overrun.

Some sections are mandatory and in this case you will not be able to proceed to the next section of the site without their completion. The online form will warn you which field you have missed.

If there are more than 5 co-applicants please contact us and we will provide an alternative method of submitting additional co-applicant details.

Submitting the Application

Applications are submitted electronically through our online forms. Click here to apply via the online application form

Signatures and paper copies are not required on the electronic submissions at Stage 2. However, successful applicants will also be required to complete a Declaration Form (including signatures from relevant authorities) and a Bank Details Form. These will be sent to successful applicants via email or can be posted.

If you need an alternative method of submission, please contact the Research Department at our St Albans office:

Research Manager
The Abbeyfield Research Foundation
St Peter’s House
2 Bricket Road
St Albans

Tel: 01727 734067

If you have any questions, please contact us at


1. Prior to submitting a Stage 2 application, applicants should recheck that their proposed application falls within the remit of the research priorities.

2. The deadline for submission of Stage 2 applications is 5pm on the 10th of April. Applications received after this date may be rejected.

3. Stage 2 applications will be subject to external peer review and will be considered at the Research Grants Committee meeting that will be held in the week beginning the 15th of June.

6. Successful applications will be notified after approval in the week beginning the 6th of July.