School Research Prize

Charcot Marie Tooth (CMT) is an inherited neurological condition resulting in neuropathy and muscle wasting leading to chronic pain and disability. CMT UK, a national charity, exists to support people with CMT, raise awareness of the condition and to encourage research into this debilitating disorder.

CMT UK would like to invite any person between the ages of 16 and 18 to submit an essay (or project) for consideration for this award.

This award is in the form of a prize of £500 for the winning student and up to three runners up of £250 each.

The essay or project topic is open and can cover any area of living with CMT, from socio-economic impact, to using technology to aid people with CMT. The topic must clearly outline the practical, research or social impact on people with CMT.

The essay must be no more than 2,500 words. A project not in essay format must be able to be submitted electronically and any written support must be within the word limit. The submission may form part of a student’s project or essay work for their sixth form studies.

The closing date for submitting the essay is 30th June 2021. The results will be announced at the end of September 2021.

The winner(s) will be invited to the Gala Dinner in 2022 to showcase their project and receive their award.

To enter download the cover form and send it with your essay (or project) to

Last Updated: Wednesday 10th March, 2021