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The Waterloo Foundation - Child Development Fund, Project Grants

  Sunday, 14 Feb 2021 | Funding Deadline

The Waterloo Foundation (TWF) is an independent grant-making Foundation. They are most interested in projects that help globally, with particular focus on the disparity of opportunities, wealth and the unsustainable use of the world’s natural resources.

Within the Child Development Fund, The Waterloo Foundation are interested in the psychological and behavioural development of our children, and particularly in certain neurodevelopmental conditions and the factors that influence them.

The Waterloo Foundation like to keep research calls as open as possible, but they also have specific funding priorities, as follows:


  • Sleep and/or Exercise: Studies will be particularly welcomed that consider the effect of sleep (or lack of it) and/or exercise with neurodevelopmental disorders. We would be particularly interested in receiving application that explore underlying mechanisms. Those that consider these areas on child psychological outcomes (behavioural, emotional or cognitive) will also be welcomed.

Deadline for short initial applications: 14th February 2021


  • Motor Impairments: Studies will be particularly welcomed that cover one of two areas: (1) improving our understanding of the aetiology of the disorder, or (2) explore effective interventions (those that also include links to our other research interests would be particularly sought after for example sleep, diet, exercise/movement).

Deadline for short initial applications: 16th May, 2021


  • Diet and/or Microbiome

Deadline for short initial applications: 10th October, 2021


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