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For your information, below are details and application forms/ guidelines our most recent call for proposals from October 2017. If you would like to be notified for future research calls, please email and ask to be added to the mailing list.

Research Call 2017-18

Opening Date: October 18th 2017

Closing date for pre-application form: November 30th 2017

Closing date for full applications (if shortlisted): January 31st 2018

Epilepsy Ireland is delighted to launch our 6th Research Call and we now invite applications for epilepsy-focused research projects of up to a three-year duration to a maximum of €50,000 p.a. Proposals funded under this call will begin in September 2018.

For this round of funding, we invite applications that cover one or more of the following research areas:

  • AEDs & Pregnancy/ Foetal Anti-Convulsant Syndrome
  • Epilepsy & Intellectual Disability
  • Evaluating epilepsy services in Ireland (including Epilepsy Ireland services)
  • Medicinal Cannabis & Epilepsy
  • Psychosocial aspects of epilepsy
  • Rare epilepsies
  • SUDEP / Epilepsy mortality

Application Process

In order to better streamline the application process for both Epilepsy Ireland and for applicants, there is one significant change this year. Rather than completing the full HRB/MRCG application form from the outset, we ask applicants to instead complete the shorter 'Pre-application' form below. Following an internal review of all submissions received by the deadline of November 30th, a shortlist of applicants will then be invited to complete the full application form. The full application form and HRB guidance on it is available below for reference. Please ONLY submit the shorter pre-application form at present.

See Epilepsy Ireland Guidance Notes below for more information.

Successful projects will be funded jointly by Epilepsy Ireland and the HRB from September 2018.

For further information, please contact: Peter Murphy,