June is Encephalitis Research Month.

And to celebrate, The Big Give is offering to DOUBLE every donation we receive this month - so for every £1 that is donated, we will receive another £1 on top.

Any money raised will go towards our Encephalitis Research Month appeal and projects which support young researchers around the world.

If you would like to double your donation to the Encephalitis Society, visit the Big Give website.

(If you would like to make a straightforward donation, please see the link at the bottom of the page).

Double your Donation

How will my donation support encephalitis research?

Your donation during Encephalitis Research Month will go towards five research projects which will help health professionals learn more about the disease - benefitting patients through improved diagnosis and timely treatment.

The projects include:

Seed funding

Our seed funding project gives researchers – particularly those from resource-limited setting – the opportunity to launch pilot studies into different aspects of encephalitis. Since it’s launch in 2019, we have supported projects in Cameroon, Brazil, Senegal, Uganda, and India, among other countries.

Research exchange projects

We strongly believe in supporting the next generation of researchers. And given the global burden of encephalitis, we offer research exchanges between researchers from low-and-middle income countries and UK centres of excellence.

Academic clinical fellowship

Your donation will help us fund one Academic Clinical Fellowship every three years. These junior researchers will split their time working with patients (75%) and obtaining research experience (25%). This fellowship is a springboard towards a clinical academic career in encephalitis.

Medical Research Council (MRC) fellowship

In this brand new and exciting development, we are working with the MRC to offer a jointly-funded clinical research training fellowship. We will support one clinical research fellow to undertake UK-based research project that contributes to improving the diagnosis, treatment, or rehabilitation of patients.

American Brain Foundation (ABF)

We are contributing to the ABF’s $10m, multi-year funding initiative which is aiming to understand neuroinflammation as an underlying mechanism of brain disease. Neuroinflammation is a primary contributor to encephalitis and can affect people at all stages of life.

Alternatively, if you would like to make a straightforward donation, you can still do so by visiting our online Donation form HERE.