Early Career Funding

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


New for 2015

AES 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; and 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

*Only applicants with an approved Letter of Intent (LOI) are eligible to submit a full grant application.

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.