Research Fund

The Headlines Research Fund has been established to address our charitable objectives by providing funding for research which aims:

  • To identify the causes and best treatments for craniosynostosis and rare craniofacial conditions;

  • To enable people to live the best life they can with craniosynostosis and rare craniofacial conditions;

  • To improve the provision and quality of care available to people with craniosynostosis and rare craniofacial conditions.​

The Research Fund is open to researchers based at UK universities or in the NHS undertaking innovative research projects that meet the above aims, though priority may be given to applications which also address Headlines’ Top Ten Priority Research Questions

Science Lab

Each grant awarded will be up to a maximum value of £10,000 but researchers can apply for smaller grants. Applications will be reviewed by the Headlines Research Panel which includes a patient and carer representative.


A total of £20,000 has been allocated for the 2021/22 financial year: applications for the next  round of funding close on 31st December 2021.

Before submitting an application, please ensure you download and read full details of the application process and the Terms & Conditions here:

Completed applications should be submitted to