BACD and The Castang Foundation support UK research that includes children with neurodisability and their families, and are working together to invite research applications to improve the evidence around what treatments and interventions are effective, or not effective for children and families.

The aim of the award will be to gather pilot and feasibility data that leads to an application for a large definitive National Institute for Health Research, Medical Research Council, Wellcome Trust, or Charity funded study into treatments or interventions for children with any type of neurodisability.

A key impact of the research will be that the research has the potential to make a real difference to the lives of children with neurodisability and their families within 3-5 years of the definitive application.

Up to £60,000 funding is available for UK research projects lasting 12-18 months.

Information on the 2019 Award will be available shortly.

Past award winners are:

Researching Allied health In Schools and Education (RAISE) (2018) Jennifer McAnuff, Dr Sarah Crombie, Dr Jenny Gibson, Aimee Grayston, Kulwinder Kaur Bola, Dr Lindsay Pennington, Rob Webster

Promoting social participation to prevent mental health problems in children and young people with neurodisability: an interventions development study (2017) Dr Rob Brooks, Dr Niina Kolehmainen, Dr Lindsay Pennington, and Dr Laura Coulthard

The Identification of young children at the highest Risk for developing Severe Challenging behaviour (i-RiSC): Proof of principle and appraisal of feasibility (2016) Professor Chris Oliver 

British Academy of Childhood Disability is registered in England and Wales under charity number 1177868
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