Through our work we are driving and enabling further investment in research into epilepsy and capacity building the research environment
In addition to funding research, we play a key role in bringing the epilepsy research community together to disseminate learning, inspire collaborations and develop the next generation of research leaders.
- Our biennial International Expert Workshops bring together world-leading experts in a specific field of epilepsy research. The workshops provide an opportunity for both scientists and clinicians to present new research, introduce novel concepts, and through enthusiastic debate and discussion, to identify new ways forward in epilepsy research. Click here to learn more
- Our Emerging Leader Fellowship Awards aim to build the next generation of epilepsy researchers by attracting emerging leaders both scientists and clinicians, and encouraging them to pursue a career in epilepsy research.
- Collaborating with associated condition partner organisations to co-fund research into the causes, diagnosis, and clinical management of epilepsy and an associated condition
INTERNATIONAL EXPERT WORKSHOPS
Epilepsy Research UK brings together world-leading experts in a specific field of epilepsy research every two to three years. The workshops provide an opportunity for both scientists and clinicians to present new research, introduce novel concepts, and through enthusiastic debate and discussion, to identify future epilepsy research priorities.
Our next International Expert Workshop will take place in 2021, with the theme to be announced shortly.
Read about some of our recent International Expert Workshops below
SUDEP: TIME FOR PREVENTION, EVIDENCE & CLINICAL TRANSLATION
The main themes of this workshop included people most at risk of SUDEP, the role of genetics, current interventions, and the impact of SUDEP on families and clinicians.
EMERGING LEADER FELLOWSHIP AWARDS
As part of our strategic priorities, we are committed to developing the next generation of epilepsy researchers, and to capacity build the epilepsy research environment. As part of our grant funding process, each year ERUK allocates funding to the highest scoring applicant for the Emerging Leader Fellowship Award. This award is not only an opportunity for the researcher to investigate the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of epilepsy, but to acquire new skills and knowledge, and ultimately, become a leader in epilepsy research.
Read about some previous ERUK Research Fellowship projects below
COLLABORATING WITH ASSOCIATED CONDITION PARTNERS
As part of ERUK’s plans for greater collaboration with associated condition partners, we have partnered with autism research charity Autistica to co-fund a joint fellowship award, with the aim of addressing the causes, prevention and clinical management of epilepsy in autistic people.
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