Your Research Dollars at Work

The AES Development Campaign, Building for the Future, kicked off in 2010. Since then the organization has awarded more than $2 million in research and training awards and launched an ongoing effort that will allow AES to sustain its commitments to Empowering Research and Energizing Education.

AES is committed to sustaining and expanding its development efforts so that we can continue to invest in a broad range of research from basic science to clinical fellowships.

With the increasing investments AES has made over the past three years, we are now one of the largest non-governmental funders of epilepsy research in the U.S.

In this year, AES allocated $692,000 toward research and training.

Empowering Research

AES is empowering research though its strong commitment to projects that identify and deliver answers to curing epilepsy. AES looks for the newest scientific projects for funding and helps ensure that every research dollar is spent as carefully as possible.

AES funded projects:

  • Find unrecognized causes of epilepsy
  • Identify the biological mechanisms that turn a normal brain into an epileptic brain
  • Develop new animal models for studying how epilepsy develops in the brain
  • Test the effectiveness of prevention strategies
  • Develop new treatment strategies and improve current approaches to epilepsy
  • Prevent, reduce, or cure the co-morbidities associated with epilepsy.
  • Research into SUDEP (Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy)
  • Develop effective methods for diagnosing, treating and preventing non-epileptic seizures (NES).

Energizing Education and Training

The scientific and medical communities recognize there is a shortage of investigators focused on epilepsy. Recognizing this need, AES supports several pre- and post-doctoral clinical and basic science research fellowships, travel awards and other grants investing in young researchers.