The Epilepsy Study Consortium Mini-Grant

The Epilepsy Study Consortium is sponsoring a mini-grant of $15,000 for epilepsy fellows to undertake a mentored research project on anti-epileptic drug therapy during their fellowship training. The award does not require past experience with research or a specific percent protected time for research but instead focuses on the mentorship and training experience for the fellow. Applicants may request funding periods of six months to one year.

Research must focus on anti-epileptic drug therapy. Clinical or basic science research may be proposed, and funds may be used to support a limited research project, or for the collection of preliminary data leading to a larger research effort. Examples of appropriate projects include, but are not limited to, prospective or retrospective studies on treatment outcomes or adverse events in specific populations, or studies enabling randomized controlled trials (such as evaluations of new therapeutic trial methodology).



Awards supported through this program will be fully funded by The Epilepsy Study Consortium and administered by the American Epilepsy Society.


The 2020-2021 application cycle is open!

  • September 2020: Application submission opens through proposalCENTRAL
  • January 13, 2021: Full proposals due
  • May 2021: Award notification
  • July 1, 2021 - January 1, 2022: Range of possible start dates for awarded programs

Click here to download the program guidelines and application instructions.

All applications must be submitted through proposalCENTRAL

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