One of our key objectives at Epilepsy Ireland is "to undertake, encourage, fund and communicate research into the causes of, cures for and management of epilepsy and into the social and psychological effects of the condition".
Our Research Funding Scheme was set up in 2010 to provide epilepsy researchers in Ireland with an avenue to access funding for world-class research that furthered this objective.
Since then, we have invested over €1,000,000 (including HRB contributions) in 15 Irish based projects. Projects have investigated a wide range of epilepsy issues including epilepsy genetics, molecular mechanisms, health services, psychosocial issues and SUDEP.
In the coming weeks, we will be inviting researchers to apply to a new round of our funding scheme.
In making funding decisions, we focus not only on scientific quality but also on a project's relevance to people affected by epilepsy and potential to deliver tangible benefits/ outcomes to the lives of people living with the condition.
To help us in setting the priorities for the next round of the funding scheme, we would be very grateful for feedback from our members, service users and all people with epilepsy (and their families) on what kinds of epilepsy research you consider most important at this time.
Where do you think our fundraised income can be best put to use?
Please take our short survey which will take approx. 5 minutes to complete. To complete the survey, click HERE. The survey will close on Thursday 16th September at 5pm.