The charity that is now Epilepsy Research UK has a distinguished history of funding scientific and clinical research to benefit people living with epilepsy and associated conditions from its earliest days.

First independently established as The Epilepsy Research Foundation in 1991, the charity was renamed Epilepsy Research UK in 2007 following a merger with The Fund for Epilepsy.

Epilepsy Research UK (ERUK) remains the only charity in the UK exclusively dedicated to driving and enabling research into this crucial area of research need. As members of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) from the very earliest years of the charity, ERUK’s grant awarding processes meet the rigorous standards AMRC membership require ensuring it funds only the highest quality research.

ERUK has recently embarked on an ambitious programme of growth to drive and enable more research into epilepsy: from continuing to fund pioneering lab-based and clinical research; to capacity building the research environment and accelerating innovations in health practice.

To find out more about ERUK, you can check out our About Us page or contact us here.

At a reception held on May 20th at the Royal Society to launch National Epilepsy Week, we announced grant funding of over £1 million across ten research projects all over the UK.

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What an amazing day Team ERUK had at the 2019 London Marathon. Fourteen amazing runners taking on this iconic challenge for Epilepsy Research UK and a fantastic cheering squad

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Do something amazing today and make a donation. Your money will go to support the pioneering research projects which help and support people with epilepsy

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