Abstract Award Criteria and Instructions

GRASS FOUNDATION YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD

This award recognizes and honors outstanding young investigators conducting research in basic or clinical neuroscience related to epilepsy. The Grass Foundation and AES combine resources to provide awards to deserving candidates to help support travel costs to present their research at the AES Annual Meeting. Awardees will receive a $1,000 travel stipend and complimentary meeting registration.

Award Criteria and Instructions:

  1. Applicants must be investigators early in their careers, including graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, residents, clinical fellows or junior faculty (M.D., M.D./Ph.D., Ph.D., or the equivalent), who are conducting basic or clinical research relating to epilepsy and are less than 5 years out of postgraduate training.
  2. Applicant must be the first author on the abstract submitted to AES.
  3. Applicant must not have received this award in the last 5 years.
  4. A letter from your supervisor/mentor/program director, on their institutional letterhead is REQUIRED. This letter must include the applicant’s research focus, role in the abstract, and promise as a future investigator.
  5. This letter must also confirm the applicant is less than five years of out postdoctoral training and include the name of the first author along with the title of the abstract.
  6. This letter MUST be uploaded via the online abstract submitter no later than June 12, 2017.
  7. This award provides a $1,000 stipend along with a waiver of the AES Annual Meeting registration fee. Approximately 8 awards will be distributed.
  8. If chosen for this award, you MUST attend the AES Annual Meeting.
  9. AES will announce the awardees and their poster titles in the Program Book and in an awards ceremony during the scientific program.
  10. The AES Research and Training Council will determine the awardees and notification will be sent via email in September.

JACK M. PELLOCK PEDIATRIC TRAVEL AWARD

The Jack M. Pellock Pediatric Travel Award recognizes the best pediatric paper submitted for the Annual Meeting. Awardees will receive a $1,000 travel stipend and complimentary meeting registration.

Award Criteria and Instructions:

  1. Applicant must be the first author on the abstract submitted to AES.
  2. Applicant must not have received this award in the last 5 years.
  3. This award provides a $1,000 stipend along with a waiver of the AES Annual Meeting registration fee.
  4. If chosen for this award, you MUST attend the AES Annual Meeting. If you do not attend the annual meeting, the award will be forfeited.
  5. AES will announce the awardees and their poster titles in the Program Book.
  6. The AES Scientific Program Committee will determine the awardees and notification will be sent via email in September.

NURSE TRAVEL AWARDS

This award recognizes and honors outstanding young investigators with nursing degrees who are conducting epilepsy research. Awardees receive a $1,000 travel stipend.

Award Criteria and Instructions:

  1. Applicant must hold a nursing degree.
  2. Applicant must be the first author on the abstract submitted to AES.
  3. Applicant must not have received this award in the last 5 years.
  4. A letter from your supervisor or program director, on their institutional letterhead, is REQUIRED. This letter must confirm that you hold a nursing degree and include the name of the first author along with the title of the abstract.
  5. This letter MUST be uploaded via the online abstract submitter no later than June 12, 2017.
  6. This award provides a $1,000 stipend. Approximately 10 awards will be distributed.
  7. If chosen for this award, you MUST attend the AES Annual Meeting. If you do not attend the annual meeting, the award will be forfeited.
  8. AES will announce the awardees and their poster titles in the Program Book.
  9. The AES Scientific Program Committee will determine the awardees and notification will be sent via email in September.

SUZANNE AND PETER BERRY INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL AWARDS

To recognize and honor young investigators doing research in clinical neuroscience related to epilepsy in Asia, Africa, Oceania, Middle East or Latin America by supporting travel to present research at the Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society. Awardees receive a $1,000 travel stipend and complimentary meeting registration.

Award Criteria and Instructions:

  1. Applicant must reside in and do research in Asia, Africa, Oceania, Middle East or Latin America.*
  2. Applicants must be investigators early in their careers, including graduate students, nurses, social workers, postdoctoral fellows, residents, clinical fellows or junior faculty (M.D., M.D./Ph.D., Ph.D., or the equivalent), who are conducting clinical neuroscience research related to epilepsy and are less than five years out of postgraduate training.
  3. Applicant must be the first author on the abstract submitted to AES.
  4. Applicant must not have received this award in the last 5 years
  5. A letter from your supervisor/mentor/program director, on their institutional letterhead is REQUIRED. This letter must include the applicant’s research focus, role in the abstract, promise as a future investigator along with the name of the first author and the title of the abstract.
  6. This letter must also confirm the applicant is less than five years of out postdoctoral training and include the name of the first author along with the title of the abstract
  7. This letter MUST be uploaded via the online abstract submitter no later than June 12, 2017.
  8. This award provides a $1,000 stipend along with a waiver of the AES Annual Meeting registration fee. Two awards will be distributed.
  9. If chosen for this award, you MUST attend the AES Annual Meeting and you also MUST attend the AES Fellows Program activities which start with a breakfast on the Friday of the meeting.
  10. AES will announce the awardees and their poster titles in the Program Book and at an awards ceremony during the scientific program.
  11. The AES Research and Training Council will determine the awardees and notification will be sent via email in September.

*AES abides by US government travel funding sanctions. As of 2015 excluded countries are Cuba, Sudan, Iraq and Syria.

YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARDS

This award recognizes young investigators conducting basic, translational, or clinical epilepsy research. Awardees receive a $1,200 travel stipend.

Award Criteria and Instructions:

  1. Applicant must be less than five years out of post-doctoral training.
  2. Applicant must be the first author on the abstract submitted to AES.
  3. Applicant must not have received this award in the last 5 years.
  4. A letter from your supervisor or program director, on institutional letterhead, is REQUIRED. This letter must confirm the applicant is less than five years of out postdoctoral training and include the name of the first author along with the title of the abstract. In addition, the letter must include the applicant’s research focus, role in the abstract, promise as a future investigator along with the name of the first author and the title of the abstract.
  5. This letter MUST be uploaded via the online abstract submitter no later than June 12, 2017.
  6. This award provides a $1,200 stipend. Approximately 20 awards will be distributed.
  7. If chosen for this award, you MUST attend the AES Annual Meeting. If you do not attend the annual meeting, the award will be forfeited.
  8. AES will announce the awardees and their poster titles in the Program Book.
  9. The AES Scientific Program Committee will determine the awardees and notification will be sent via email in September.

KIMFORD J. MEADOR RESEARCH IN WOMEN WITH EPILEPSY AWARD 

This award recognizes an AES member who has done important and recently published research which advances the care of women with epilepsy. Awardees receive a $1,000 travel stipend. This award is sponsored by My Epilepsy Story.

Award Criteria and Instructions:

  1. Applicant must be the first author on the abstract submitted to AES.
  2. Applicant must be an AES member.
  3. Applicant must not have received this award in the last 5 years.
  4. Physicians at the early career level after fellowship and within 7 years of completing training, no higher academic title than Assistant Professor, and Instructors may be considered.
  5. This award provides a $1,000 stipend.
  6. If chosen for this award, you MUST attend the AES Annual Meeting and the Pregnancy Registry Outcome SIG. If you do not attend the annual meeting, the award will be forfeited.
  7. AES will announce the awardees and their poster titles in the Program Book.