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Opportunity profile: Illuminating the developing brain

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The Waterloo Foundation is a grant-giving organisation focused on inequality that funds pilot studies on neurodevelopmental conditions. Kelly Hubble, manager of the foundation’s Child Development Fund, talks to Martha Henriques.

Kellys top tips

  • The foundation favours bids that take into account neurodevelopmental conditions’ comorbidities.
  • Early-career researchers are encouraged to apply, but should make sure their supporting team has sufficient experience in the relevant area.
  • A strong, costed, public-engagement and dissemination plan could tip the balance in a close call between two strong bids.
  • Bids that fall at the first selection stage often do so because they are a poor fit with the foundation’s interests, so read the website to get a feel for that before applying.

The Waterloo Foundation was established in Cardiff in 2007, and has the broad aim of supporting organisations tackling the disparity of wealth and opportunities across the world.

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