PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING PRELIMINARY APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2012-2013 GRANT ROUND. THE 2013-2014 GRANT ROUND WILL OPEN IN JULY 2013.
Epilepsy Research UK invites applications for grants to support basic, clinical and scientific research work in the UK into the causes, treatment and prevention of epilepsy. We encourage applications on all aspects of epilepsy including basic and social science, clinical management and holistic management of patients.
This year, in addition to project and fellowship grants, we are trialling a new pilot grant in epilepsy scheme.
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.
Applications are invited for grants of between £200,000 and £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.
Go to the form or Download the preliminary application form for a project grant (, 93 KB)
Go to the form or Download the preliminary application form for a fellowship award (, 85 KB)
Go to the form or Download the full application form for a project grant (, TBC KB)
Go to the form or Download the full application form for a fellowship award (, TBC KB)
Go to the form or Download the application form for a pilot grant in epilepsy (, 317 KB)
Please read the appropriate information for applicants for details of eligibility, procedure and requirements.
Download the information for applicants for a project/fellowship grant (, 91 KB)
Download the information for applicants for a pilot grant in epilepsy (, 87 KB)
IMPORTANT: Applications must be submitted ONLINE 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 immediately after submitting, it means that the submission has been unsuccessful. It is your responsibility to follow up with Delphine (firstname.lastname@example.org/020 8995 4781) to check that your application has arrived.
Please note that 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.