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.

The Epilepsy Research UK 2021/22 Grant Round is now open. Details about each of the grants and applicant information are available at the links below.

Up to £250,000 across 4 years

Epilepsy Research UK Emerging Leader Fellowships are awarded to early career researchers to develop their skills and knowledge in order to transition to research leadership.
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Up to £150,000 across 3 years

Epilepsy Research UK Endeavour Project grants investigate a hypothesis that has been based on pilot data, with the aim of substantially contributing to furthering knowledge of epilepsy.
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£270,000 across 3 years

Epilepsy Research UK and the Association of British Neurologists are co-funding a Clinical Research Training Fellowship. The objective of this fellowship is to encourage the brightest UK neurology trainees in undertaking world-leading clinical neuroscience research for improving the care of people with epilepsy.

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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.