BACD RCPCH Paul Polani Research Award 2017

The Polani Award supports research and innovation in the field of paediatric neurodisability in the UK. Up to £7,500 is available to enable teams or individuals to pilot, undertake, or complete research projects based in paediatric neurodisability.


BACD is calling for applications to the 2017 Award. Applications must be received by noon, Friday 27 January. For more information and to download the application form click here.


The British Academy of Childhood Disability (BACD) is an organisation for professionals working in the field of childhood disability.


The group operates as an affiliate group of the British Association of Community Child Health, a specialty group of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and as the UK branch of the European Academy of Childhood Disability.

We encourage membership from all disciplines working in the field of childhood disability.

The aims of the BACD are:

  • to be a means of networking and mutual support for all those working in district and tertiary level services for children with neurodevelopmental disability
  • to promote communication between Child Development Teams
  • to organise regular national multidisciplinary meetings on child development and disability
  • to promote the development of quality standards, guidelines for good practice and audit in the field of child development and disability
  • to encourage debate and promote research into the many outstanding questions in childhood disability
  • to work closely with voluntary organisations and others to advocate for children with disabilities and their families

The BACD committee has representation from the disciplines of Paediatrics, Speech and language therapy, Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy, Psychology, Nursing and Education.



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