Waterloo Foundation: Grants for Brain Research

OVERVIEW: The Waterloo Foundation funds organizations that research Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Rolandic Epilepsy.

IP TAKE: A British foundation, Waterloo prioritizes UK-based organizations. Those based outside of the UK must provide the name or names of a person or persons that can provide the foundation with references regarding their work.

PROFILE: Heather and David Stevens founded the U.K.-based Waterloo Foundation in 2007 with a gift of Admiral Insurance shares valued at £99 million at the time. The Stevens’s were part of a small group who launched Admiral in 1993. The foundation is “[m]ost interested in projects that help globally, with a particular focus on the disparity of opportunities, wealth and unsustainable use of the world’s natural resources.” Grantmaking programs include World Development, Environment, Child Development, and Wales.

Waterloo’s Child Development Program supports projects for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Rolandic Epilepsy. While the foundation predominately funds research, it also awards grants to scientists who disseminate research, as well as intervention projects. To learn about the types of organizations Waterloo supports, explore its grants programs page.

Research funding grants typically fall in the £40,000 and £60,000 range per project. Grants for practical and dissemination work are generally limited to £10,000.

Child Development grant applications are deadline driven. Deadlines are subject to change. Waterloo encourages interested grantseekers to check its website often to stay abreast of those changes.


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