AES Sponsored Grant Programs
The American Epilepsy Society offers research and training grants and fellowships through the following programs.
The Grass Foundation - AES Young Investigator Travel Award
To recognize and honor outstanding young investigators conducting research in basic or clinical neuroscience related to epilepsy, the Grass Foundation and AES have combined resources to present this new Annual Meeting poster travel award.
Research & Training Workshops
The American Epilepsy Society, through the Research and Training Committee, provides funding for targeted workshops, intended for clinical or scientific audiences and on specific collaborative topics in neuroscience.
Research Initiative Fund Grants
The American Epilepsy Society provides a funding mechanism for its membership that will provide seed support to encourage innovative, collaborative research in all disciplines (clinical, social, basic science, etc.) associated with the epilepsy field.
Research Infrastructure Awards
The American Epilepsy Society announces the establishment of a new program for its membership that will provide an opportunity to obtain support for nationwide or international networks of clinical or basic science researchers focused on understanding the causes, consequences and treatment of epilepsy.
This one year fellowship, administered by the Epilepsy Foundation, is available to physicians or PhD neuroscientists who desire postdoctoral research experience. Three Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are funded every year and every other year a fourth is funded by the Lennox and Lombroso fund. Applications are to be submitted through the Epilepsy Foundation's Proposal Central web site. Follow the link for details.
This one year fellowship, administered by the Epilepsy Foundation, is offered to graduate students matriculating in a full time doctoral (PhD) program with an academic career focus, with dissertation research related to epilepsy. A total of four Predoctoral Research Training Fellowships are funded every year, with one funded by the Lennox and Lombroso fund. Applications are to be submitted through the Epilepsy Foundation's Proposal Central web site. Follow the link for details.
Seed Grant Program
This program is intended to foster collaborative interactions between two or more established investigators* to make future grants related to epilepsy more competitive for larger awards, and to fuel multi-investigator projects. These small awards are designed to enable information exchange/technology transfer, travel of postdoctoral fellows between laboratories, and modest supplies for the project.
Susan S. Spencer Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Epilepsy
The American Epilepsy Society (AES) is pleased to announce a two-year fellowship to support clinical research training in the field of epilepsy. The fellowship is supported by the AAN Foundation, the American Epilepsy Society, and the Epilepsy Foundation. Each fellowship will consist of a commitment of $55,000 per year for two years, plus $10,000 per year for tuition to support formal education in clinical research methodology at the applicant’s institution or elsewhere. Supplementation of the stipend with other grants or by the fellowship institution is permissible, but fellows may not accept other fellowships, similar awards, or have another source of support for more than 50 percent of their research salary while holding an AAN Foundation Clinical Research Training Fellowship. Only direct costs will be funded by this award.