The Epilepsy Research Institute’s Inaugural Grant Round – NOW OPEN

We are pleased to announce the inaugural grant round of the Epilepsy Research Institute is NOW OPEN. Researchers in the UK are invited to apply for funding to support Fellowship projects and Doctoral Training Centres investigating the causes, treatments and prevention of epilepsy. A key priority of the Epilepsy Research Institute is to convene, connect […]

Call for applications: Epilepsy Research Institute Scientific Advisory Committee

If you are a research leader working in epilepsy and its associated conditions, we are inviting applications to join the Epilepsy Research Institute’s Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC). About the Epilepsy Research Institute Vision: A life free from epilepsy Mission: To radically advance research into epilepsy Purpose: Convene, connect and capacity-build the epilepsy research ecosystem Drive […]

UK rejoins Horizon Europe research funding scheme with new bespoke deal

Researchers working in the UK can now apply to the the world’s largest research and innovation fund as the UK rejoins Horizon Europe. Horizon is the EU’s flagship scientific research funding scheme worth £81bn. Negotiations had been taking place between the UK Government and the EU, who made the announcement of the new agreement this […]

Epilepsy and pregnancy – we need your help!

Do you live with epilepsy and have been pregnant in the last five years?  We need your help. PAID RESEARCH INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITY WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM Epilepsy Research UK and the University of Birmingham are collaborating on a project – the Epi-Safe Research Programme – to increase our understanding of pregnancy and epilepsy. We […]

Celebrating Farnell’s 20th Golf Day and VP Rob’s retirement!

Last week, we were delighted to join long-term supporters Farnell at their annual golf day in aid of Epilepsy Research UK. The team were celebrating the event’s 20th year – during which time they have raised over £190k – and are expecting to reach the remarkable milestone of £200k with this year’s event.  Two decades […]

Dravet Syndrome Awareness Day 2023

Today, along with our charity partners, Epilepsy Research UK is supporting International Dravet Syndrome Awareness Day. Dravet syndrome is a rare complex form of epilepsy affecting one in every 15,000 people in the UK. As well as causing seizures, which are often treatment-resistant, Dravet syndrome encompasses intellectual disability and a spectrum of associated conditions including […]

Epilepsy Coalition – important valproate update

IMPORTANT: Do not stop taking prescribed medication without consulting your doctor or epilepsy nurse. If you are concerned, please contact the helplines of Epilepsy Action (0808 800 5050) or Epilepsy Society (01494 601 400). A medicines regulatory policy published on December 12th 2022, for sodium valproate featured new safety measures for valproate-containing medicines to be put […]

Riding for Research at Ride London 2023

On Sunday, 10 fabulous #TeamERUK riders saddled up for the 100-mile challenge of RideLondon – Essex. The route took them through the boroughs of London and out into the charming countryside of Essex. Despite the beautiful views, it didn’t make the punishing hills any less challenging! A HUGE thank you and congratulation to the team […]