The Epilepsy Study Consortium Mini-Grant

The Epilepsy Study Consortium is sponsoring a mini-grant of $15,000, for epilepsy fellows to support research related to antiepileptic drug (AED) therapy. The goals of the program are to foster research on AEDs and to motivate epilepsy fellows to undertake research projects during their fellowship training. 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. Applicants may request funding periods of six months to one year. The funding start date must fall between July 1, 2018, and January 1, 2019.



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


  • October 31, 2017: Application submission opens through proposalCENTRAL
  • January 31, 2018: Full proposals due 
  • May 1, 2018: Awards announced
  • July 1, 2018: Earliest start date

An individual may only serve as the primary mentor for one application submitted in a given year for a mentored award administered by the AES. An individual may not apply for a Junior Investigator Research Award and also be listed as the primary mentor on a proposal for a mentored award. More than one application may be submitted from a single institution, but final funding decisions will take into account a preference to limit multiple awards to one institution.

All applications must be submitted through proposalCENTRAL. Click here to download the program guidelines and application instructions.