Paul Polani Research Fund

The British Academy of Childhood Disability (BACD) and the RCPCH award an individual or team for paediatric neurodisability research in the UK. Applications for 2016 are now closed.

About the fund

The Paul Polani Research Fund aims to encourage research and innovation in paediatric neurodisability. A robust evidence base is essential for providing optimal service to children and young people with disabilities.

We award up to £7,500 to teams or individuals to pilot, undertake or complete research projects in paediatric neurodisability.

A review panel from the BACD Executive Committee scores applications using set criteria.


Applications are currently closed.

Presentation of award

The winning team or individual is announced at the BACD Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM), and invited to present the research findings at a future ASM.

The winner is also formally announced and presented with a certificate at RCPCH Conference.


Kelly Robinson, BACD -