Our 2014-2015 grant round is now open!
GRANTS OFFERED BY EPILEPSY RESEARCH UK
Epilepsy Research UK is inviting 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.
Deadline: Friday 26 September 2014, 16:00
More details about the grants that we offer can be found below. Please read the appropriate information for applicants (available to download below) for details about eligibility and our application procedure.
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 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.
- Click to download the preliminary application form for a project grant
- Click to download the preliminary application form for a fellowship award
- Click to download the pilot grant in epilepsy application form
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 full project/fellowship application forms, please email Delphine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important information for applicants
Please read the appropriate information for applicants for details about eligibility and our application procedure. Also available here are a list of current epilepsy research gaps, as identified by the UK Epilepsy Research Network (UKERN), and our latest terms and conditions of funding (for your information).
- Download the information for applicants for a project or fellowship grant
- Download the information for applicants for a pilot grant in epilepsy
- Click here for the list of epilepsy research gaps identified by UKERN
- Click here for our latest terms and conditions of funding
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 (email@example.com/020 8747 5024) to check whether or not your application has arrived.
NOTE: 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.