Researchers - The Neurosciences Foundation

A guide for researchers.

How to apply
The Neurosciences Foundation welcomes applications for neuroscience research funding from researchers in the West of Scotland. Our particular focus is on research that has a clear clinical application.

We are particularly keen to support applications from junior investigators and pilot projects that could eventually lead to major funding. The Foundation is also interested to know in advance of any potential applications to be submitted over the next year. Typically our project funding awards are up to £10,000, but this is not an absolute ceiling. Although not a limiting factor, prioritywill be given to applications with less than 50% of the total going towards accessing equipment owned by the applicants’ employer.

There are two application rounds per year. The next deadline for project applications will be Friday 2 February 2018.

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

The next deadline for studentship applications will also be Friday 2 February 2018.

£12,500 per annum for three years will be provided for these PhD studentships, This scheme is supported by the Margaret Murdoch Charitable Trust. Applicants are required to obtain matched funding. The studentship application form should be used. Note that this is a new form..

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.