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.

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

ERUK has launched a Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) Grant Scheme with the aim of capacity building the UK epilepsy research environment. ERUK invites applications from research institutes to apply for multiple linked PhD studentships to commence 2021-2023. We welcome applications from both individual research institutes as well as collaborative applications shared across more than one institute. ERUK DTCs may wish to align with other funded training schemes and infrastructure already in place within the research institute(s).

DEADLINE FOR LETTERS OF INTENT – 16.00, 26 OCT 2020

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS EXTENDED – 16.00, 21 JAN 2021

APPLY FOR FUNDING

Our annual grant round is now open. You can read about the grants available on the links below:

Up to £300,000 across 4 years

ERUK has a rich history of funding Fellowship Awards, which began in 1992 when the inaugural Sir Desmond Pond Fellowship was awarded. The ERUK Emerging Leader Fellowship Award is a “transition to research leadership” fellowship, and is awarded to an early career researcher to develop their skills and knowledge in order to become a leader in epilepsy research.
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Up to £300,000 across 4 years

Following ERUK’s International Expert Workshop on Epilepsy and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, a commitment was made to prioritising research to drive innovations in the treatment of childhood epilepsies to reduce the impact of the condition on children and their families and carers. This unique research collaboration aims to improve epilepsy treatment for young people by addressing the causes, prevention and clinical management of childhood epilepsies.
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Read more about our funded research 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.