British Brain Research Fund

BBRF is the ONLY UK charity dedicated to promoting and supporting research into the causes, treatment, prevention and cure of neurological conditions, at centres of excellence throughout the UK and further afield.

Neurological conditions are the most common cause of serious disability and result in loss of life, impaired quality of life and considerable suffering.

Through a progressive and inclusive programme of research we aim to save lives and improve the quality of life for over 10 million people in the UK and more than a billion worldwide, who have an injury or disorder of their nervous system (brain, spinal cord and nerves).

We fund research in the laboratory and in the clinic where the outcome of that research has the potential to advance our knowledge about neurological conditions leading to:

  • Early and accurate diagnosis
  • Effective treatments
  • Improved care
  • Identification of the causes
  • Prevention
  • Cure

Researchers seeking funding should in the first instance submit brief details (a couple of paragraphs) about the work they wish to undertake.  If this is in an area that the charity wishes to pursue the applicant will be invited to submit an Outline application (2 pages) giving brief details of the proposed work and the cost.

Outline applications are considered by the Research Committee and a decision made as to whether the applicant(s) should be invited to submit a more detailed Full application.  Applicants will normally be informed of the outcome of their Outline Application within six weeks of its receipt by us.

There is no deadline for receipt of Outline Applications which may be submitted at any time throughout the year.

Full applications for research projects are considered by The Board of Trustees at regular intervals throughout the year.  Applicants are normally informed in writing about the outcome of their research proposal within two weeks of the Board meeting.

All applicants, whether successful or unsuccessful, will receive constructive feedback.


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