ERUK launches Doctoral Training Centre Grant Scheme to capacity build a future epilepsy research workforce.

We are delighted to share the news that we have announced today the launch of Epilepsy Research UK’s first ever Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) Grant scheme. The scheme aims to support the development of the next generation of epilepsy researchers and help to capacity build less established epilepsy research groups.

The grant will support up to 6 PhD students to investigate the causes, diagnosis or treatment of epilepsy and associated conditions. The aim of the DTCs will be to act as ‘PhD hubs’ that will facilitate further research and investment and directly contribute to life changing, life saving research.

We are inviting applications from individual research institutes but also encouraging collaborations across two or more institutes. ERUK will offer a grant of £250,000 per hub which will need to be match funded by the host university.

This investment would have a substantial impact for less established epilepsy research groups and provide the PhD students with the opportunity to acquire news skills, knowledge and, ultimately, become leaders in epilepsy research.

For the full Guidance for Applicants and how to apply, please click here.