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The funder that helps neurodevelopmental research get off the ground

The Waterloo Foundation is a grant-giving organisation focused on inequality that funds pilot studies on neurodevelopmental conditions. The current round of the foundation’s Research Grants is open for applications in the following areas:

  • Sleep: The foundation is particularly interested in studies that consider the effect of sleep (or lack of it) in relation to neurodevelopmental disorders and underlying mechanisms. Studies involving psychological outcomes (behavioural, emotional or cognitive) will also be welcomed.
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: Especially in the areas of aetiology and effective interventions.
  • Exercise: Again, studies are welcomed that consider the effect of exercise (or lack of it) in relation to neurodevelopmental disorders or sleep, as well as studies to elucidate underlying mechanisms and consider psychological outcomes.

The foundation sets no limit on duration of projects but says that most studies tend to run for 18 months and rarely over 36 months. The upper limit for funding is £65,000. The deadline for short initial applications is 13 February.

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