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Child Development - RESEARCH

 

Active Calls and Deadlines for Research Projects

 

Within our 2019/2020 programme, we will be running five calls for discrete research projects which have a budget of between £40,000 and £60,000.

All application deadlines are at midnight on a Sunday. This year we are trialling a shorter initial application from applicants. Those who are successful at this early stage will be asked to submit a full detailed research proposal. We aim to make the final decision at our Trustees’ meeting around five 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 practical projects: applications will be accepted throughout the year. If you are interested in applying to these programmes please visit our dissemination and practical 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

 

Rolandic Epilepsy

Studies focusing on:

  1. the profile of on-going deficits in adulthood;

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

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

would be particularly welcomed.

Initial short application due: Sunday 6th October, 2019

Successful Applicants will be informed by
Friday 18th October 2019

Full proposals for those successful at this stage due:
11th November 2019


Final Trustee decision:
March 2020

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)

 

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.

 

Initial short application due:
Sunday 23rd February 2020

Successful Applicants will be informed by:
Friday 6th March 2020

Full proposals for those successful at this stage due:
29th March 2020

Final Trustee decision:
July 2020

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).

 

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).

Initial short application due: Mid June exact date
TBC

Final Trustee Decision:
November 2020