Epilepsy Ireland Research Funding Call Officially Open!

Epilepsy Ireland are delighted to officially invite applications for our 7th research funding call.

In conjunction with Health Research Charities Ireland (formerly MRCG) and the Health Research Board, we are proud to have invested over €1million into research on epilepsy related projects since we made our first funding call a decade ago.

We have been privileged to have some of the best minds in epilepsy research put forward proposals seeking funding and to have supported 13 world-class projects in that time.

In recent times, two projects that we have funded have been in the public eye with the How2Tell study recently being featured in renowned epilepsy journal – Epilepsia, while findings regarding whether dogs could predict seizures featured in the national media after a presentation on this research was given at our National Conference.

Details of these projects and all projects that we have funded can be found at the following link.

As a member-based organisation, Epilepsy Ireland consulted with our membership ahead of our latest call for research proposals to establish which areas they would like to see investigated. Stemming from that, we will be seeking proposals that prioritise the following areas:

  • Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy
  • Cannabinoids;
  • Epilepsy and intellectual disability;
  • Technology & assistive technology in epilepsy;
  • Rare & complex epilepsy;
  • Pregnancy and epilepsy;
  • Diet & nutrition in epilepsy;
  • Psychosocial aspects with epilepsy (including comorbidities, cognitive & behavioural effects, employment & educational or QoL etc.).

We look forward to receiving many new proposals in the coming weeks. Further details on how to apply and the application process can be found here.