A life free from epilepsy is possible. Your research could help to achieve this.

Our research is funded after rigorous scrutiny of grant applications in a multi-stage process including independent expert opinion, peer review and interviews, so you can be assured of the quality of the research funded.

Our 2022-23 Grant Round is NOW OPEN. 

For full Guidance for Applicants and how to apply, click on the grant logo below:

The online application submission portal will be available here from 20th July 2022.

If you have any questions about the application submission process please contact our grants team here.

The deadline for preliminary applications to our grant round is 16:00 on 22nd September 2022.


We have recruited around 300 members to our SHAPE NETWORK, through which we aim to provide a national Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) service for researchers, facilitating and managing the involvement of people living with epilepsy in research. Through the SHAPE NETWORK, we can assist you with:

  • Focus groups to assist with study design
  • Steering committees for research programmes
  • Reviewing the accessibility of research communications and participant information sheets
  • Recruitment for research studies

To discuss how you could benefit from involving the SHAPE NETWORK in your research application, please contact our Head of Research, Caoimhe Twohig-Bennett here.

You can read about the projects funded in our latest grant round here.

Who to contact?

If you would like further information, please contact Caoimhe Twohig-Bennett.

Other ERUK funding

From time to time, ERUK works with third sector partners to commission research that will accelerate innovations for people with epilepsy and influence clinical practice and health policy.  For further information, please contact our Chief Executive, Maxine Smeaton, in the first instance.