A life free from epilepsy is possible. We can only achieve this through research.
We are the only UK charity exclusively dedicated to driving and enabling a national programme of life changing, life saving research. We are currently funding 34 research grants involving over 120 researchers across 19 UK institutions and hospitals.
Working with clinicians and scientists we understand the very real possibilities arising from advances in research. We are committed to ensuring our portfolio of research is balanced so that we are providing both help for today and hope for tomorrow.
Our funded projects can be found all over the UK and are building epilepsy research capacity in many universities and hospitals. In addition to supporting the research activities of established academics and clinicians, our funding schemes, in particular our fellowships, are encouraging the next generation of epilepsy scientists who will be able to take advantage of novel genomic, physiological and imaging technology to deliver better outcomes for people with epilepsy.
Professor Bruno Frenguelli
Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee
ERUK supports a wide range of research, from experimental studies of epilepsy, including laboratory research of the cellular and molecular mechanisms of epilepsy, to novel diagnostics and treatments for the clinical management of people living with epilepsy.
Our research is funded after rigorous scrutiny of applications in a multi-stage process that involves experts on the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC), external expert opinion, and a three-panel interview in the case of fellowships. Through this process we can be assured of the quality of the science and the likelihood of delivery of novel insights into the causes, diagnosis, treatments and impact of epilepsy.
Here are some examples from our 2019 grant awards
Promoting, encouraging and funding research into the causes, diagnosis and clinical management of people with epilepsy and associated conditions
Developing the next generation of epilepsy researchers and capacity building the epilepsy research environment
Accelerating innovations for people with epilepsy by supporting research that will influence clinical practice and health policy