How to Apply - The Neurosciences Foundation

A guide for researchers.

How to apply

The Neurosciences Foundation welcomes applications for neuroscience research funding from researchers based in Scotland. Our particular focus is on research that has a clear clinical application.

We hope to announce the next deadline for applications in June. If you would like to discuss potential applications please email We are particularly keen to fund applications from junior investigators who are supported by senior researchers, and pilot projects that could eventually lead to major funding. Typically, our project funding awards are up to £10K. This is not an absolute ceiling, but it might help to mention that projects above £10K would require extremely high rating from our Medical Advisory Committee and peer reviewers. Although not a limiting factor, priority will be given to applications with less than 50% of the total going towards accessing equipment owned by the applicants’ employer.

For PhD studentships we award around £12,500 per annum for three years.  Applicants are required to obtain matched funding.

Grant applications must be submitted electronically, using the Word format application form. Completed forms should be returned to Professor Wyper -


Project application form

NSF studentship app form 2017


What is the purpose of The Neurosciences Foundation?.

The main role of The Neurosciences Foundation [NSF] is to assist in the provision of funds for research to help patients with brain tumours, stroke, head injury, Parkinson's Disease, depression, schizophrenia, MS, epilepsy or other diseases of the central nervous system.

General enquiries
Contact :

Neurosciences Foundation : Charity number SCO11199

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