Early Career Funding

AES recognizes the importance of funding professionals in the earlier stages of their careers. AES funds pre- and post-doctoral researchers, residents, basic and clinical scientists, international researchers, and select abstract authors who have submitted their research to the AES Annual Meeting.

New for 2015

The American Epilepsy Society and the Epilepsy Foundation (EF) have each recently completed significant strategic planning efforts and have modified their respective funding programs. For the 2015-2016 cycle, AES will fund Pre- and Post-Doctoral Fellowships; AES and EF will fund Clinical Fellowships and Junior Investigator awards according to the following schedule:

November 6, 2015: Letters of Intent due

December 4-7, 2015: Opportunity for applicants to meet with mentors at AES Annual Meeting to discuss submissions

February 15, 2016: Applications due

April 1, 2016 Awards announced

The change in submission deadlines has been made in response to feedback from grant recipients and applicants to better align with the timing of fellowship appointments. Additionally, this schedule will facilitate mentorship and applicant support resources through the AES Annual Meeting and other mechanisms.

Click here for additional information on the EF 2015-2016 cycle and to find other funding opportunities provided by EF.