Information for Researchers

Epilepsy Research UK was formed through the merger of the Epilepsy Research Foundation and the Fund for Epilepsy in 2007. We are the only national charity exclusively dedicated to funding independent scientific research into epilepsy within the UK, and since 2007 we have allocated almost £8 million in grant awards.

Research strategy

Epilepsy Research UK invests in research into all areas of epilepsy – giving priority to those areas which have the potential to produce results in immediate problem areas, including: research leading to improvements in the accuracy of diagnosis; and research into improving the treatment and quality of life of the patient. Epilepsy Research UK also supports basic scientific research and operates a fellowship programme to encourage scientists to pursue a career in epilepsy research. The aim is to support innovative research, of the highest scientific merit, that has the greatest potential for patient benefit.

Our Scientific Advisory Committee (consisting of epilepsy experts from various scientific disciplines and also two lay members) advises the Trustees on grant applications and fellowship awards, recommends research priorities and monitors the progress of research supported by Epilepsy Research UK.

Please use the menu on the left to find out more about the grants we have available, our research portfolio, our international expert workshops, the UK Epilepsy Research Network, our research register and funding opportunities from other bodies.