The British Paediatric Neurology Association is the professional organisation for doctors who specialise in the care of children with neurological disorders.

The BPNA is a charity (1159115) aiming to promote the health and well-being of children with neurological disorders through:

  • Training and education of professionals working in the field of neurosciences.
  • Research into neurological disorders affecting children & young people.
  • Improvement of knowledge of professionals, the public and patients and their families through scientific meetings.
  • Providing support to members to facilitate the delivery of the above objectives.



Training & Education for Professionals working in Paediatric Neurosciences
The BPNA delivers:
  • Short courses in: epilepsy, movement disorders, headache and neonatal neurology.
  • Paediatric Neurology Distance Learning: this covers all aspects of paediatric neurology comprehensively and systematically.
  • 3-day Annual Scientific Meeting: January each year.

All our courses and conferences are open to non-members.

Click on 'Courses & Conferences' above.



Action Medical Research

Research Training Fellowships

Children’s charity Action Medical Research has been funding vital research for 65 years. Our objective is to prevent disease and disability and to alleviate physical disability with an emphasis on clinical research or research at the clinical/basic science interface. Our support is focused on child health including problems affecting pregnancy, childbirth, babies, children and young people.

Our prestigious Research Training Fellowship scheme has been running for over 45 years and aims to build the UK research base by training the research leaders of the future. Applications are invited from medical graduates, clinicians, bioengineers, research nurses, physiotherapists and allied health professionals who wish to train in research techniques and methodology applied to subjects relevant to the aims of the charity. The awards provide two to three years funding (salary and consumables). This round we hope to award up to three fellowships.

As part of this year’s open competition Research Training Fellowship round, there are two potential joint funding opportunities:

Action Medical Research and the British Paediatric Neurology Association (BPNA) are working together to offer a joint doctoral fellowship award in the field of childhood neurological diseases, including muscle disease.

Action Medical Research and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Charitable Trust (CSPCT) are teaming up to fund a fellowship to help children with brain damage or other mental or physical disability at birth in particular through research into effective physiotherapy treatments and the dissemination of the results to the public. Full members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy can apply. The Action CSPCT fellowship could fund research as part of a PhD, Prof Doc and Post Doc activity (so long as the post doc activity contained sufficient new training and project work). Masters level activity will not be funded.

Am I eligible to apply?

Please visit the Action Medical Research website to check if you are eligible to apply: 

www.action.org.uk/rtf and check the guidelines). You should discuss your research training programme with your intended supervisor before applying.

How do I apply?

Please complete the Research Training Fellowship outline proposal form available from the Action Medical Research website. The closing date for outline applications is Wednesday 5 September 2018 by 5pm. Outlines can also be submitted before this date. If your outline is accepted, full application details will be emailed to you.  Successful candidates can take up their awards from March 2019.

Action Medical Research is a registered charity:                                 

England and Wales no.208701; Scotland no. SC039284







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