Targeted Funds

Targeted Funds – Targeted Needs

AES has established several funds targeting specific research and programmatic needs in epilepsy research. AES funds include:

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 AES Annual Meeting.

Fritz Dreifuss Epilepsy Fund – commemorates the leadership and passion Dr. Dreifuss brought to the care of his patients, research and the mentoring of young physicians.

Rebecca Goldberg-Kaufman Ethical Neuropsychiatry Award Fund – raisies awareness 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.

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.

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. 

Jack M. Pellock Pediatric Travel Fund - supports the presentation of the best pediatric abstract by an early career investigator every year at the AES Annual Meeting. Click here for more information about Jack Pellock and this fund.

J. Kiffin Penry Fund – recognizes individuals whose  work has had  a major  impact  on patient  care  and  improved the quality of life for persons with epilepsy.

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.