Last week saw the deadline for full applications to our annual grant round, with many exciting and potentially life changing, life saving research proposals submitted.
The very top applicants will be put forward for funding… if only we could fund them all!
As part of our annual grant round, each year we offer three types of research grants:
- Emerging leader Fellowship Award (Up to £300,000 across 4 years)
- Endeavour Project Grants (Up to £200,000 across 3 years)
- Explore Pilot Studies (Up to £30,000 across 2 years)
Read more on the different types of research grants here.
This year, we also announced a joint fellowship with autism research charity Autistica as part of our strategic priorities to work with partner organisations in addressing conditions associated with epilepsy. You can read about this announcement here.
Now that the full applications have been received, they will be sent externally for independent peer review. Our Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) will then rigorously evaluate each application, in accordance with AMRC (Association of Medical Research) and taking into consideration the peer review comments. In the case of the fellowship award, there is also a three–panel interview. Once this process has been completed, the SAC will meet in March to recommend to the Board the highest scoring applicants for funding.