The RS Macdonald Seedcorn Fund has been created to support the development of neuroscience research projects and collaboration at the University of Edinburgh. This fund was established in 2017 with a £150,000 award from the RS Macdonald Trust. To date our awardees have also leveraged an additional £93,000 from alternative funding sources towards their projects. In 2019 The RS Macdonald Trust recommitted to our seedcorn fund with a total of £130,000 available for 2019 and 2020 (£65,000 a year).
The RS Macdonald Trust's research remit is to support reserachers who are "creating a better future for children and adults affected by neurological conditions or visual impairment." They are particularly interested in research that looks into the causes, prevention and management of these conditions. With the University of Edinburgh RS Macdonald Seedcorn Fund, we particularly welcome projects that enhance links between our externally funded centres.