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2019 FUND NOW OPEN


The Waterloo Foundation is delighted to announce our deadlines for the Child Development Fund 2019.

We are currently inviting applications for research funding into Rolandic Epilepsy or ADHD  (deadline Sunday 28th October, 2018) and look forward to supporting projects that complement our research interests in these areas. As always we remain particularly interested in research related to neurodevelopmental disorders and their co-occurrence. For more information about the specifics of this call please see the table below.

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME

TWF is interested in the psychological and behavioural development of our children, and particularly in certain neurodevelopmental conditions and the factors that influence them.  To that end we fund:

  • Research, as a main priority.

We also fund some non-research projects, including

  • Dissemination of research.

and to a lesser extent

  • Intervention projects.

For more information about our funding interests visit our ‘What we fund’ page.

Active Calls and Deadlines for Research Projects

All application deadlines are at midnight on a Sunday. We aim to make the final decision at our Trustees’ meeting around four months later. Please visit our research page to get a good feel for the type of research in which we are interested.

 

 Topic

Deadline

Trustees’ meeting /  Decision
(mid-month)

Rolandic Epilepsy

Studies focusing on:

1) the profile of on-going deficits in adulthood; or

2) whether severity in childhood is related to adult outcomes; or

3) the co-occurrence of Rolandic Epilepsy with other neurodevelopmental disorders

would be particularly welcomed.

Sunday 28th October, 2018

March, 2019

ADHD

Studies will be particularly welcomed that cover one of two areas:

1) improving our understanding of the aetiology of the disorder (this could include brain imaging, improved phenotyping, genetic or epigenetic studies). Inclusion of EEG measures and consideration of possible co-occurrence with Rolandic Epilepsy is particularly desirable and, as always, studies that consider co-occurrence with other neurodevelopmental disorders; or

2) explore effective interventions (those that also include links to our other research interests would be particularly sought after for example sleep, diet, exercise/movement).

Developmental Trauma

 Studies focusing on risk, resilience and/or protective factors for early psychological trauma related to Adverse Childhood Experiences (e.g. neglect) will be particularly welcomed.

Sunday 3rd March, 2019

July, 2019 

Sleep and/or Exercise

Studies will be particularly welcomed that consider the effect of sleep (or lack of it) and/or exercise with neurodevelopmental disorders. Those that consider these areas on child psychological outcomes (behavioural, emotional or cognitive) will also be welcomed.

Motor Impairments

Studies will be particularly welcomed that cover one of two areas:

1) improving our understanding of the aetiology of the disorder (this could include brain imaging, improved phenotyping, genetic or epigenetic studies). Inclusion of EEG measures and consideration of possible co-occurrence with Rolandic Epilepsy is particularly desirable and, as always, studies that consider co-occurrence with other neurodevelopmental disorders; or

2) explore effective interventions (those that also include links to our other research interests would be particularly sought after for example sleep, diet, exercise/movement).

Sunday 30th June, 2019

November, 2019

Diet and/or Microbiome

Studies will be particularly welcomed that consider the effect of diet and/or the microbiome on neurodevelopmental disorders. Those that consider these areas on child psychological outcomes (behavioural, emotional or cognitive) will also be welcomed. We are also interested in the influence of prenatal factors and in a range of vitamins and minerals (including but not limited to Omega-3, Vitamin D and Iodine).

Please note there are no strict deadlines for Practical or dissemination projects: applications will be accepted throughout the year. If you are interested in applying to these calls please visit our applications guidelines page for more information.