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 Seed Corn Funding – Autumn 2016

We are pleased to announce that applications are now invited for the Autumn 2016 Seed Corn Funding.





Seed Corn Funding- Spring 2015

Applications are now being sought for the Spring 2015 Seed Corn Funding.   Grants of up to £7,500 are now available to researchers to support pilot or early stage studies. Full details and application forms are available from flyer spring 2015 CBR_seed funds proposal form Spring 2015 Seed Call guidance spring 2015

Seed Corn Funding – Autumn 2014

Child Brian Research is pleased to announce that applications for the Autumn Seed Corn funding is now open. Grants of up to £5000 are available to researchers to support pilot or early stage studies. Full details and application forms are available from flyer autumn 2014

Rob’s Long Days in the Saddle!

Child Brain Research Trustee Dr. Rob Forsyth has taken up the challenge of cycling from Newcastle to Southampton for Child Brain Research. Rob is a doctor researching and treating brain diseases in children, particularly the rehabilitation of children who have had brain injuries such as strokes, brain tumours, infections or accidents.

Support for CBR at London Marathon

On behalf of everyone at Child Brain Research we would like to congratulate Catherine Turner for completing this years London Marathon in a brilliant time of 3hrs 40 mins. We would like to pay tribute to all of Catherine’s  hard work and efforts, her long months of training and taking all that time out to help others. Her commitment and support is heart warming and a great story for others to be encouraged by. If you would like to make a donation to Catherine’s JustGiving Page, please visit:

UKCNRC is now NIHR non-commercial partner

We are delighted to announce that UKCNRC (the parent organisation for CBR) is now confirmed as an NIHR non-commercial partner. This means that our funded studies are eligible to use the NIHR Coordinated System for gaining NHS Permissions (CSP) and can access NHS support through the NIHR Clinical Research Network.

CBR awards seed funding to study of genetics of childhood nystagmus

CBR has awarded £3500 of seed funding to Mr James Self, Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist at Southampton University. The funds will enable genetic testing of a small but meaningful number of infants with hereditary nystagmus (eye movement disorder). The results obtained will pave the way for a more extensive studies that promise new clinically valuable tests and research directions.