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OUR 2013-2014 GRANT ROUND IS NOW CLOSED, AND THE NEXT ROUND WILL OPEN IN JULY 2014. NEW APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED IN THE INTERIM PERIOD WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
NOTE TO APPLICANTS WHO HAVE BEEN SHORTLISTED IN THE 2013-2014 GRANT ROUND:  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO COMPLETE AN ONLINE FULL PROJECT/FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION FROM. PLEASE EMAIL A SIGNED COPY OF THE RELEVANT FORM (AVAILABLE BELOW) TO DELPHINE  (delphine@eruk.org.uk).
GRANTS OFFERED BY EPILEPSY RESEARCH UK
Epilepsy Research UK is inviting applications for preliminary project and fellowship grant applications, and full pilot grant in epilepsy applications, to support scientific research into the causes, treatment, prevention and co-morbidities of epilepsy. We encourage quality proposals for all types of research, including basic and social science, and clinical and holistic management of patients. The grants that we offer are outlined below.
Please read the appropriate information for applicants (available to download below) for details about eligibility and our application procedure.

Project grants
Applications are invited for grants of up to £150,000, to support a research project lasting a maximum of 3 years. Applications for smaller sums to support salary costs, purchase of equipment, or student fees are also welcome.

Fellowship awards
Applications are invited for grants of up to £250,000, over 1-3 years, to support fellowships. Funds will cover Fellow’s salary, support staff costs and project running costs.

Pilot grants in epilepsy
Applications are invited for grants of up to £30,000 to support pilot or start-up studies lasting no more than 2 years. This can support research costs, equipment and salaries; however there must be a clear emphasis on the generation of new/preliminary data. The project must be a novel piece of research, and not part of a project or fellowship already funded by Epilepsy Research UK or any other funding body.

Application forms
Click here to download the full application form for a project grant

Click here to download the full application form for a fellowship award

Please  note that the word counts indicated in our application forms are not flexible. Applications that exceed any of the word limits provided will be rejected.

If you wish to see our preliminary project/fellowship application forms or pilot grant in epilepsy application forms, please email Delphine at delphine@eruk.org.uk.

Further information 
Please read the appropriate information for applicants for details about eligibility and our application procedure. Also available to download is a list of current epilepsy research gaps, as identified by the UK Epilepsy Research Network (UKERN).

Download the information for applicants for a project or fellowship grant

Download the information for applicants for a pilot grant in epilepsy

Download the list of epilepsy research gaps identified by UKERN

Applications must be submitted by 16:00 on the day of the deadline. Any submitted after this time will not be considered. If you do not receive a confirmation of receipt within four hours of submitting, it might mean that your submission has been unsuccessful. It is your responsibility to follow up with Delphine (delphine@eruk.org.uk/020 8995 4781) to check whether or not your application has arrived.

The terms and conditions relating to our grants are available for your information, and can be found here.

Epilepsy Research UK only supports medical and scientific research into epilepsy at academic and medical institutions in the UK. We do not fund research elsewhere. Project grants cannot be used to support standalone meetings, conferences or workshops. All applicants should be graduates in medicine or one of the sciences allied to medicine. They should be resident in the United Kingdom and affiliated to an academic institution in the United Kingdom.

As a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC), Epilepsy Research UK complies with AMRC guidelines for peer review and endorses the AMRC Statement on the Use of Animals in Research. Epilepsy Research UK will only fund research involving protected animals where no viable alternative exists. Research must be carried out under the appropriate Home Office licences and certificates, and the applicant must have regard to animal welfare and advances in the refinement, replacement and reduction of animal use.

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