AES Fellows Program


The deadline has passed. Information and deadlines for 2017 are forthcoming.


Program Goals and Description

The American Epilepsy Society is committed to nurturing fellows in the field of epilepsy and supporting their career development. The goal of the AES Fellows Program is to encourage epilepsy fellows in training to attend and benefit from the AES Annual Meeting, where they will learn about the latest updates in clinical and basic science research and meet with mentors regarding career planning. During the Annual Meeting in December, participating fellows attend dinner with the AES Board of Directors and a full day of programming, including the Epilepsy Specialists and Annual Fundamentals of Epilepsy Symposia, the Hoyer Lecture, and a panel session in which experts will present and discuss their experiences in epilepsy research and clinical and private practice.

Fellows are matched in groups of 3-5 with AES member mentors based on their research and career interests. A breakfast and lunch will be provided to allow fellows to meet with their mentors to discuss career planning, potential research paths, and clinical endeavors. AES also asks mentors to set up additional times throughout the meeting to connect with their fellows and touch upon highlights of the meeting. 


Up to 85 epilepsy fellows and 10 postdoctoral research fellows may be accepted to this program with awards of $750 plus free registration and a one-year AES membership.

EpiPORT (Epilepsy-Patient Oriented Research Training) Program

Nominees for the AES Fellows Program may also apply for the Epilepsy-Patient Oriented Research Training (EpiPORT) program. Up to 10 epilepsy fellows will be chosen to participate in this year-long program designed for outstanding fellows who are pursuing clinical research careers. EpiPORT fellows will be matched based on research interests to an individual mentor and will participate in a series of webinars presented by expert faculty on clinical research methodology and selected research topics.

Eligibility Criteria

Click here for the eligibility criteria for this program

Accommodations for the AES Fellows Program

Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel and travel reservations. Click here for detailed information.

Funding for the 2016 AES Fellows program will be provided by industry supporters to be announced.


The deadline to apply for the 2016 Fellows Program has passed.