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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 ensure you visit our research page and information for applicants page to get a good feel for the type of research in which we are interested.

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

We like to keep our research calls as open as possible to ensure we are keeping on top of the most relevant research happening in each area, but we also have specific funding priorities as indicated below. Please visit our ‘Should I Apply?’ page for more information regarding the type of applications we hope to fund.

 

 Topic

Deadline

 

Trustees’ meeting /  Decision
(mid-month)

Diet and/or Microbiome

This call has already closed for 2021 funding decision. Will likely be open for new applications October 2021 (March 2022 decision)

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. or the co-occurrence of Rolandic Epilepsy with other neurodevelopmental disorders

would be particularly welcomed.

Deadline for short initial applications:
Sunday 11th October, 2020

Successful Applicants will be informed by:
Thursday 22nd October 2020

Full proposals for those successful at this stage due:
Wednesday 11th November 2020


Final Trustee Decision:
March 2021

 

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 welcomed, for example sleep, diet, exercise/movement).

 

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. We would be particularly interested in receiving application that explore underlying mechanisms. Those that consider these areas on child psychological outcomes (behavioural, emotional or cognitive) will also be welcomed.

 

Short applications deadline TBC – likely to be mid Feb 2021

Final Trustee Decision:
July 2021

 

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).

 

Short applications deadline TBC – likely to be mid May 2021

Final Trustee Decision:
November, 2021