CASK Research Grants

Interested in applying for funding to research CASK gene disorders?

Are you a researcher who is interested in collaborating with and/or applying for research funding from CASK Research UK to study MICPCH or the CASK gene? Read on to find out about CASK Research grants.

Read our Research Strategy for more information

An advert for £25,000 pilot grant offer provided by CASK Research Foundation.

CASK Research UK Pilot Project Award 2023

CASK Research UK are soliciting proposals for a one-year £25,000 pilot grant. Proposals should focus on the CASK gene and/or MICPCH.

Goal: To generate preliminary research data needed to secure more substantial funding through traditional government, institutional, and/or industry grant mechanisms. CASK Research UK seeks to support research that fills critical gaps on current knowledge across basic science, clinical care and translational therapeutics which will ultimately improve the lives of children with MICPCH. Scientist-clinician-patient collaborations are encouraged. Dissemination of research findings through publications and presentations are required responsibilities of funded applicants.

Eligibility Criteria: This grant is only available to UK researchers or those affiliated with a UK university.

Proposals will be reviewed by CRUK’s Research Review Committee and Advisory Board and selected for funding based on the following criteria:

  • Thematic relationship to the aims and scope of CASK Research UK
  • Scientific quality of the proposal
  • Leverage existing resources and infrastructure, especially the CASK RARE-X data collection programme
  • Feasibility in projected time frame



Letter of Intent (LOI) period open

July 1, 2023

LOI submission deadline

Aug. 1, 2023

Notification of invitation to submit Full Application

Aug. 10, 2023

Deadline for Full Applications

Sept. 10, 2023

Peer review, applicant feedback, and response period

Ends Nov. 1, 2023

Scientific Advisory Board and Board of Directors review


Applicants notified of funding decisions

Anticipated 1st week of December 2023

If you have questions about the CASK Research UK’s funding opportunities, please email us at