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Child development


Within our Child Development Fund, we are 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:

For 2018/2019 we have calls for research projects that focus on one of six themes relating to child development: Rolandic Epilepsy, ADHD, DCD (Dyspraxia), Developmental Trauma, Sleep and or exercise and Diet and/or the microbiome.

We are currently inviting applications for research funding into Rolandic Epilepsy or ADHD (deadline Sunday October 28th, 2019) 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 visit our deadlines page.

We also fund some non-research practical projects, including

and to a lesser extent

Some examples of organisations which TWF has provided grant support to can be found here. Some useful publications and web links relating to the Child Development fund can be found here