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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)

We will be accepting applications for two separate topics for this grant call:

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).

Rolandic Epilepsy

Studies focusing on:

    • Studies of the years following seizure remission, particularly for cognitive and neurological impact and/or recovery.

    • Long term outcomes, particularly in respect to education and work outcomes.

    • Linguistic, memory, or sleep impairment in those with active seizures.

Deadline for short initial applications:
Autumn 2022 date TBD

We will be accepting applications for three separate topics for this grant call:

Sleep

Studies will be particularly welcomed that consider the effect of sleep (or lack of it) with neurodevelopmental disorders. We are interested in:

  • Mechanistic or longitudinal impacts of sleep on neurodevelopmental disorders.
  • Interventional sleep studies.
  • Memory consolidation, particularly interdisciplinary approaches.

Additionally, we are interested in policy/practical support for projects that support schools transitioning to later class start times.

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).

Exercise

Studies will be particularly welcomed that consider the effect of exercise (or lack of it) with neurodevelopmental disorders and/or sleep. 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.

Deadline for short initial applications:
TBD Spring 2023

 

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).

Deadline for short initial applications:
TBD Spring 2023