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24-11-2010 | Brainwave announces new call for Irish epilepsy research

24 November 2010
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As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting Irish epilepsy research, Brainwave - The Irish Epilepsy Association invites applications for epilepsy focused research projects of up to a three-year duration to a maximum of €50,000 p.a. commencing in October 2011.

Proposals from investigators in any aspect of epilepsy are eligible for consideration. Brainwave particularly welcomes proposals under the following four headings:

  • Psychosocial aspects of epilepsy
  • Causes or prevention of/ Potential cures for Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy in the Intellectual disability population
  • Role of the Epilepsy Specialist Nurse and effects on patient quality of life

All proposals received by Brainwave will be subjected to a rigorous two-stage peer review process:

  • Stage 1: An external peer review by three international expert peer reviewers
  • Stage 2: Evaluation by Brainwave's Research Peer Review Board,

Following this process, the highest ranking proposals will be submitted for consideration under the Joint Funding Scheme operated by the Medical Research Charities Group & the Health Research Board. Successful applications will be co-funded by Brainwave and the HRB from October 2011.

This is the second round of funding provided under Brainwave's Research Funding Scheme. In 2009, three projects were approved for total funding of over €260,000 over 1-3 years (two co-funded by the HRB). Further details on these projects and on the new call are available in our Research section.

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