Targeted Funds – Targeted Needs
AES has established several funds targeting specific research and programmatic needs in epilepsy research. AES funds include:
The Suzanne and Peter Berry International Travel Award
The Suzanne and Peter Berry International Travel Award recognizes outstanding young investigators doing research in clinical neuroscience related to epilepsy in Asia, Africa, Oceania, Middle East or Latin America, by supporting travel to present their research at the annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society.
The Lennox and Lombroso Trust for Research and Training – supports fellowships and early career grants for pre- and postgraduates, and newly independent faculty. The Trust also recognizes role models for epilepsy research via the Lennox and Lombroso Lecture and the Lennox Award.
The Susan S. Spencer Clinical Education and Research Fund – supports a two- year clinical research fellowship designed to provide clinical lab and methodology experience as well as execution of a research project. These training fellowships are designed for new investigators at the beginning of their career. A lecture in the name of Susan S. Spencer will be funded by support to the fund in her name
The New Initiative Fund – provides support for named awards, lectureships, junior investigator travel awards. In addition, this Fund supports both pre-and post-doctoral research training fellowships that helps strengthen the connection to epilepsy research.
The Rebecca Goldberg-Kaufman Ethical Neuropsychiatry Award Fund – raising the consciousness of the importance of psychiatry in epilepsy care. Specific papers and a lecture will be funded on the psycho-social aspects of epilepsy care and treatment.
The Fritz Dreifuss Epilepsy Fund – honoring the leadership and passion Dr. Dreifuss brought to the care of his patients, research and the mentoring of young physicians.
The J. Kiffin Penry Fund – recognizing individuals whose work has had a major impact on patient care and improved the quality of life for persons with epilepsy.