British Paediatric Neurology Association (BPNA) 
Research Training Fellowship

The BPNA has been supporting Research Training Fellowships since 2016 as part of the BPNA charitable aims. This is in partnership with Action Medical Research. So far there have been three fellowships. One has now been completed and two are still in process.

Applications are open for the 2025 Research Training Fellowship

Please find out more about our completed and ongoing fellowships:

Neurodegenerative disorders with brain iron accumulation – finding new treatments by Dr Apostolos Papandreou - completed 2019

NMDAR-antibody encephalitis: using cutting-edge brain scanning techniques to personalise treatment for a rare brain disease by Dr Michael R Eyre 

Multiple sclerosis: assessing nerve repair in children to find out if they could benefit from new treatments by Dr Jonathon Holland

Applications are open for the 2025 Research Training Fellowship | Deadline on 2 July 2024 at 5pm

Applications are invited for the Action Medical Research Research Training Fellowships.
Our support focuses on child health to include problems affecting pregnancy, childbirth, babies, children, and young people.
This is a jointly supported BPNA fellowship, and we are very keen for you to get your outline application by the closing date 2 July 2024 at 5pm for Research Training Fellowship award in March 2025.

Please note you can get in contact with the BPNA to discuss the initial outline to make sure you are on the right direction to apply and following that we can be available to support you in your full application in October 2024 if things proceed.

Candidates may be interested in looking into the Top Ten UK research priorities for interventions in childhood neurological disorders for potential subjects to research. However, the subject of your research is not expected to come from these questions, it can be based in any other area. 

More information:
The fellowship is intended to train the research leaders of the future. We would be very grateful if you could circulate this information to your relevant contacts.
As part of this year’s open competition Research Training Fellowship round, Action Medical Research and the British Paediatric Neurology Association (BPNA) are working together to offer a joint fellowship award.

The proposed research must be related to clinical neurology and/or neuroscience, including neurodisability, neurodevelopment and neurosurgery.

Fellowship applicants for this award are expected to be pre-doctoral trainee clinicians who will either already hold a UK or Irish specialist training post in Paediatric Neurology, or be planning to apply for a specialist training post in Paediatric Neurology or Neurodisability after completion of a PhD, applicants can include paediatric neurosurgeons. Fellowship applicants could become members of the BPNA for the duration of the fellowship if they are not one at the moment.

Both the proposed application and fellowship applicant must meet the BPNA charitable aims.
Applications for this joint award will be considered in open competition through the Action Medical Research peer review system as part of its response mode Research Training Fellowship round considering applications across conditions affecting pregnancy, babies, children and young people.

Applicants for the joint fellowship with BPNA are also strongly encouraged to complete a pre-outline questionnaire as soon as possible and at least three weeks before the outline closing date. 

For full details visit the Action Medical Research website.