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The Waterloo Foundation Child Development Fund – Project Grants

  Sunday, 13 Feb 2022 | 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.

The following funding priorities have a deadline of 13 February 2022:

  • Sleep: Studies will be particularly welcomed that consider the effect of sleep (or lack of it) 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.
  • ADHD: Studies will be particularly welcomed that cover one of two areas: (1) improving our understanding of the aetiology of the disorder (this could include brain imaging, improved phenotyping, genetic or epigenetic studies); or (2) explore effective interventions (those that also include links to our other research interests would be particularly welcomed, for example sleep, diet, exercise/movement).
  • Exercise: Studies will be particularly welcomed that consider the effect of exercise (or lack of it) with neurodevelopmental disorders and/or sleep. 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.

 

The following funding priorities have a deadline of 15 May 2022:

  • Motor Impairments: Studies will be particularly welcomed that cover one of two areas: (1) improving our understanding of the aetiology of the disorder (this could include brain imaging, improved phenotyping, genetic or epigenetic studies); 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).

 

The following funding priorities have a deadline of 09 October 2022:

  • Diet and/or Microbiome: Studies will be particularly welcomed that consider the effect of diet and/or the microbiome on neurodevelopmental disorders.
  • Rolandic Epilepsy: Studies will be particularly welcomed focusing on (1) the profile of on-going deficits in adulthood; or (2) whether severity in childhood is related to adult outcomes; or (3) or the co-occurrence of Rolandic Epilepsy with other neurodevelopmental disorders

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