Research grants

Information for researchers

Researchers in the labThe Migraine Trust awards research grants when we have funding available.

Our grants have a particular focus on fellowships and studentships in recognition that encouraging researchers into this field and supporting their training and career development is vital for the future outlook of migraine.

In funding research, we prioritise work that:

  • Advances knowledge of the causes and mechanisms of migraine
  • Advances migraine diagnosis, treatment and prevention
  • Actively involves the public, especially patients and those around them
  • Supports UK-wide clinical and scientific activity.

How to apply

We offer new research awards whenever we have new funding available. We will be issuing a request next year (2020) for applications for a Fellowship Award. The best way to find out the latest about our research activity and all research award announcements is by signing up to our e-bulletin at the bottom of this page. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

PhD Studentship Award 2019

We are delighted to be releasing funding to award a PhD studentship in 2019. We are very grateful to The Headley Trust for their substantial contribution and to all our supporters who have made it possible for us to offer this exciting opportunity to progress our understanding of migraine.

The award is intended to; support a PhD candidate’s early career in migraine research, enable an institution with experienced migraine researchers to recruit a science graduate to support their research, and expand the existing scientific knowledge of migraine to benefit people affected.

The award is now closed for entries. Applications have been reviewed by members of our Scientific Research Committee with our Board of Trustees.

We will be announcing their final decision shortly.

Our commitment to research

You can read more about our research programme, including our Scientific Research Committee, research strategy and policies, and membership of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC), here.

Our research grants are only possible through donations and legacies. If you would like to contribute to advancing migraine research, please support us.