We value our corporate partners who share the AES mission to further research initiatives that include Graduate Fellowships, Post doctoral Fellowships and Research, Clinical Research Training Fellowship and Workshops.
Social responsibility and business have worked hand in hand to the benefit of both. When a corporation invests in a philanthropic endeavor the benefits are enormous for both the nonprofit and the business.
If your business is interested in achieving a Corporate Partnership with the American Epilepsy Society we would be pleased to talk with you over the telephone or to arrange a meeting to discuss potential partnership opportunities. Please contact us at: 860-586-7505 ext 562 or firstname.lastname@example.org we will be in touch with you shortly.
Advantages of becoming an AES Corporate Partner
- Philanthropy with a mission that you and your employees can understand
- Recognition on the AES website, events and brochures with your company listing, public presentations or other recognition
- Signage at the AES annual conference and events
- Naming opportunities (with approval by Board of Directors).
Your company has the opportunity to contribute and support our current programs, listed below. Our programs support the professional development of researchers and clinicians already in the field or those training in neurology. With cutbacks in government funding, AES values the support of corporations, foundations and individuals to continue our ongoing programs:
Laboratory to Laboratory Collaboration
Provides seed grants to foster collaborative interactions between two or more established epilepsy research laboratories, enabling information exchange, technology transfer, and travel of post-doctoral fellows between laboratories. Also, provides for small supply budgets.
The AES Named Fellowship
This fellowship allows a corporation to partner with AES to establish a named fellowship that will support a young professional in their research and training in epilepsy. Currently the Fellowships are $60,000 each with some additional overhead costs to manage an RFP and vetting process, which AES does jointly with the Epilepsy Foundation.
Epilepsy Patient-Oriented Research Training (EpiPORT)
Introduces neurology residents to clinical research methodology and provides mentorship for careers in epilepsy patient-oriented and translational research. There are three main components for this award:
- Attendance at the AES Annual Meeting.
- A one-year curriculum that will include webinars and interactive journal club sessions as well as opportunities for residents to present their in-progress research proposals to the group for feedback.
- Each resident is required to complete the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) modules on Basic Human Subjects Training and Good Clinical Practice.
Provides bridge funds to researchers who have recently lost NIH funding. This program helps retain talented epilepsy researchers in the field. Funding awards: $50,000 per year for two years. Please see guidelines and application here(link here to web page).
AES Fellows Program
Provides registration and awards for fellows to attend the annual AES meeting. Grants are awarded to 50- 100 MD and nonMDepilepsy fellows annually. . Fellows are selected through a review process.
Corporate Equipment Auction
The AES Equipment/Product Auction allows you to join this cause-related marketing promotion that can help meet your business objectives. The AES Equipment/Product Auction program, now in its fourth year, allows companies to auction off some of their equipment or products and donate the proceeds to AES. This innovative program is a win/win partnership to help generate solid leads for your business and support a cause that is important to your company.
Your company - To participate in the Equipment Auction you/your company will:
- Determine the product(s) you would like to auction and send in the following commitment form to AES.
- Set up a bid announcement, invitation and spec sheet (including all pertinent configuration and option details on the equipment being auctioned, and specify exactly what is included).
- Include a company contact person on all bidding materials.
- Clearly indicate the bid rules, process, payment terms, conditions, warranty and delivery process on bidding materials.
- Indicate on the invitation that the proceeds are to support the AES Research Funds.
- Send the invitation draft and spec sheet to AES for review and approval before you send it out.
- Market to and manage the auction with current and/or potential qualified customers.
- Create a press release on the auction participation for AES to post
- Run the auction (120 days is suggested), and end it no later than October 1, 2012
- Notify AES of the winning bidder and winning bid amount by October 15, 2012.
Although the American Epilepsy Society is the beneficiary of proceeds through its partnerships, we do not sell or distribute products for our partners. Due to our non-profit status AES may publicly acknowledge its corporate partners, but we cannot advertise for our partners or promote our partners’ products or services. AES will also not sell, loan or distribute its mailing list or e-mail addresses to third parties.
Our Corporate Partners- http://www.aesnet.org/aes-disclosure/support