One of our key aims is to attract, train and retain the ‘brightest and best’ laboratory and clinical researchers to work in MND research. Over 200 researchers and clinicians are directly involved in the projects we fund, with an even greater number of connections within the UK and internationally.

Our current researchers include*


PhD Students


Non-clinical and clinical fellows


Prinicipal investigators

*This information is correct as of 31 December 2023.

We have a  longstanding track record of supporting the careers of researchers and building the workforce by encouraging young investigators to embark on a career in MND research. By offering several different types of grants, we are able to support researchers throughout their careers and help them to stay in the field of MND research. Below you can read more about two ways in which we help to support early career researchers working in MND.

Lady Edith Wolfson Fellowship Programme

Our Lady Edith Wolfson Fellowship Programme attracts and develops the careers of outstanding young Clinical and Non-Clinical researchers in order to create the future scientific leaders in the field of MND research. Find out more about our clinical and non-clinical fellows here.

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MND EnCouRage UK

Our MND EnCouRage UK event is a unique two-day event which aims to recognise, retain and encourage the important work of early career researchers who have chosen MND as their area of investigation. It is specifically planned to support them in their career, with inspiring and interactive talks and workshops from well-respected and experienced scientists, clinicians and experts. Find out more about this event here.

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Sarah Granger