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 and capacity-build the epilepsy research community to create a strong, vibrant and well-funded ecosystem where research can flourish. As such, our research investment in this grant round aims to attract and retain early career researchers to become leaders in epilepsy research.

We are inviting applications for:

  • Emerging Leader Fellowship Awards
  • Doctoral Training Centre Grants

We are also pleased to announce a co-funded Fellowship with Dravet Syndrome UK to support the development of a future leader in this difficult-to-treat epilepsy. 

For further information and to apply, please visit The Hub – our new researcher portal.

Maxine Smeaton, Chief Executive of the Epilepsy Research Institute, said:

“By investing in next generation of early career researchers, we will help build capacity in the UK’s epilepsy research ecosystem, ensuring we have strong future research leadership. Partnerships and collaborations will be key to success, and we are delighted to announce the first co-funding collaboration with Dravet’s Syndrome UK.”

Galia Wilson, Chair of Dravet Syndrome UK, said:

“We’re thrilled to collaborate with the Epilepsy Research Institute UK to find a future leader in Dravet Syndrome, a devastating condition that impacts the whole family. At Dravet Syndrome UK, our strategy is to enable research that is vital to families and improves the lives of those affected by the condition. The collaboration with the Epilepsy Research Institute UK, with whom we share research priorities and community-focused values, fits perfectly with this strategy. We are excited to commence the Joint Fellowship and we thank all our fundraisers for making this future leader project possible”.

Professor Mike Cousin, Chair of the Institute’s Scientific Advisory Committee, said:

“Epilepsy Research UK has had a rich history of developing leaders in epilepsy research and I am delighted  the Epilepsy Research Institute  aims to expand these efforts and develop multidisciplinary collaborations as part of the mission to radically advance research into epilepsy.”

Shape Network – PPIE at the centre of everything we do

People with lived experience of epilepsy will continue to play a key role in supporting the assessment of grant applications through our Shape Network Application Clinics. These sessions bring together researchers and people affected by epilepsy to facilitate discussion and debate on potential grant applications. Find out more.

 Read about the opportunity to join our  Scientific Advisory Board here.

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