The Waterloo Foundation: Child Development Research
Please note there are no strict deadlines for dissemination or practical projects: applications will be accepted throughout the year. If you are interested in applying to these programmes please visit our dissemination and practical projects page for more information.
We like to keep our research calls as open as possible to ensure we are keeping on top of the most relevant research happening in each area, but we also have specific funding priorities:
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. Those that consider these areas on child psychological outcomes (behavioural, emotional or cognitive) will also be welcomed.
Motor Impairments – studies will be particularly welcomed that cover one of two areas:
improving our understanding of the aetiology of the disorder (this could include brain imaging, improved phenotyping, genetic or epigenetic studies). Inclusion of EEG measures and consideration of possible co-occurrence with Rolandic Epilepsy is particularly desirable and, as always, studies that consider co-occurrence with other neurodevelopmental disorders; or
explore effective interventions (those that also include links to our other research interests would be particularly sought after for example sleep, diet, exercise/movement).
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