Epilepsy Research UK and NATA Fellowship Award

Closing Date: 22/09/2022

Fellowship awards are available for UK-based researchers to develop a track record in epilepsy and nucleic acid therapeutics research with a view to transitioning into research leadership. 

Epilepsy Research UK is a national charity dedicated to funding independent research into epilepsy. The charity aims to support and promote basic and clinical scientific research into the causes, treatments and prevention of epilepsy by funding the work of scientists and clinicians throughout the UK.

The Nucleic Acid Therapeutics Accelerator (NATA) is an intramural unit by the Medical Research Council (MRC). It has been established to address the fact that the development and use of nucleic acid therapeutics is currently limited by the technology for their manufacture and the available techniques to target their delivery to specific organs and tissues of the body. NATA aims to capitalise on the UK’s world-leading expertise in physical and life sciences within both industry and universities to address these challenges.

Epilepsy Research UK and NATA have launched this Fellowship to provide research funding for applicants planning to develop a track record in epilepsy and nucleic acid therapeutics research and seeking to transition into research leadership.

The proposed research should focus on the application of nucleic acid therapies to alleviate or cure epilepsy (genetic and non-genetic). NATA is particularly interested in applications that foster inter-disciplinary research, including researchers working in chemistry.

The successful candidate will benefit from the opportunity to spend part of their fellowship working at the NATA Hub’s facilities at Harwell Research Campus, as well as having access to high-resolution imaging capabilities at the central laser facility and Rosalind Franklin Institute. The NATA Hub also has strong links with the Mary Lyon Centre and National Mouse Genetics Network.

Funding body Epilepsy Research UK (ERUK)
Maximum value £250,000
Reference ID S24129
Category Engineering and Physical Sciences
Medical Research
Fund or call Fund